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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

M7.2 – Southwestern Pakistan



This 7.2 mag earthquake was felt in far away corners. Is that because of the sand that so many of these communities sit on? This event was felt as far away as Al-Riyad, Saudi Arabia, which is a big city that mainly sits on sediments and sand. If one is not on hard bedrock, one is apt to feel distant quakes, for the waves travel well in sediments, and do not create as strong waves in hard rock. This earthquake is very interesting because of the distances that it was felt, and the nature of the sediments throughout the Arabian region.

M7.2 – Southwestern Pakistan

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