did anyone feel the earthquake?

I don’t know if it’s true or not, but one of my co-workers is saying that an earthquake striked early morning today. None of the international news websites are reporting it. The only local website reporting the quake is The News. I didn’t feel a thing though, and none of my family members said anything about it in the morning. So I really can’t say what’s going on. Hope everyone is all right.

16 Comments so far

  1. misha (unregistered) on July 16th, 2005 @ 11:01 am

    It did indeed! My mum and I, being light sleepers, were awakened this morning at around five when a wave seemed to go through the whole building, making the windows shudder. I thought I’d look it up in the news as well in the morning, but no monetion that I can see.

  2. huma (unregistered) on July 16th, 2005 @ 11:16 am

    Firstly, I slept through it, muahaha.

    Secondly, its not possible for the newspapers to have printed it, since printing ends at around 5 AM or so.

  3. Anathema (unregistered) on July 16th, 2005 @ 11:49 am

    it was horrible! flt like being electrocuted in my sleep! and it was perhaps teh strngest! i remember in 2000, Karachi suffered shocks back to back at least twice a day for about two weeks. lets hope this doesnt happen again! even though im a heavy sleeper, i felt the jolts which felt as if someone picked up my bed and shook it the way someone shakes a ketchup bottle. was terrible.

    lucky those who did not feel the jolts.

    Ironic isnt it? The city gets jolted the day “War of the Worlds” opens to Karachi?

  4. misha (unregistered) on July 16th, 2005 @ 11:50 am

    Oooh, just felt a lighter tremor five minutes ago. :|

  5. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on July 16th, 2005 @ 2:20 pm

    Snoozed right through it …….

  6. Saadie (unregistered) on July 17th, 2005 @ 5:16 am

    never felt a jolt.

  7. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on July 17th, 2005 @ 9:40 am

    Even loud BOOM BOOM can’t wake me up from my deep slumber, so what’s a few light jolts. I think only a 8+ earthquake can wake me up.

  8. Anathema (unregistered) on July 17th, 2005 @ 10:39 am
  9. Saadie (unregistered) on July 17th, 2005 @ 3:38 pm

    I think it was felt most in PECHS area since we have night shifts at work and those guys did feel it. Anyhow May God bless us all.

  10. Rabia (unregistered) on August 13th, 2005 @ 4:24 am

    well..guyzzz i felt it dis morning..but i thot it was juss a neend ka jhataka…nd forgot abt it..but now at around 2 am i actually felt it nd well..it was lyk a byg shyttt!!..ppl in mi neighbourhood actually stepped out of dere houses!!

  11. Anathema (unregistered) on August 13th, 2005 @ 11:47 am

    yes. felt them last night. two back to back at exactly 2 in the morning on the dot. felt one the night before as well but that was mild. last nights was rather strong.

    living near the coast and the oyseter rocks, we can sometims hear a “thunderous” sound with the earthquake (considering this was the third in three weeks, second in a week), which i gather is te sound of the ground/sea bed breaking/vibrating. my only bigger concern is i this quake is coming all the way from the Karakoram-Himalayan plate and landing on the sea-bed, ad causing a sound like thunder, will it bring about a tsunami?

  12. Bilal (unregistered) on August 13th, 2005 @ 5:35 pm

    Man it was really bad….it shock every thing in the house…but what was it exactly ???….no one is properly reporting it….like why the earth quack making such a noice….? and the shock waves……they were one way…like from south to north….????

    I was checking the web and found intrsting facts !

    1945 – Off the Makran Coast (Balochistan), Pakistan, Mw 8.0


    28th November 1945


    87.1 kms SSW of Churi (Baluchistan), Pakistan

    Latitude: 24.500o N (2)

    Longitude: 63.000o E (2)

    Origin Time: 21:56 UTC (2)

    Magnitude: Mw 8.0 (2), Ms 7.8 (2)

    Moment: 10.2*10*20 Nm (2)

    This was the last major tsunami-generating earthquake in the Arabian Sea. More than 4000 people were killed on the Makran Coast by both the earthquake and the tsunami.

    The earthquake occurred at 21:56 UTC (03:26 IST) and was centred 87.1 kilometres SSW of Churi (Baluchistan), Pakistan,

    Or 97.6 kilometres SSW of Pasni (Baluchistan),Pakistan,

    Or 98.5 kilometres SE of Gwadar (Baluchistan), Pakistan,

    Or 408 kilometres W of Karachi (Sindh), Pakistan

    Or 465 kilometres ENE of Muscat, Oman

    The quake was severely felt (3) in Baluchistan and the Las Bela area of Pakistan. It was strong in Karachi and lasted 30 seconds. Doors and windows rattled and in some instances windowpanes were shattered. The clock on the buildings of the Municipal Corporation stopped. It was felt widely in western and southern sections of the city. People were reported to have been “throw out of their beds” in the city. The cable link between Karachi and Muscat was interrupted. The Cape Moze lighthouse, 45 miles from Karachi was damaged. It was also strongly felt at Manora and moderately in Panjgaur. The 80-foot lighthouse at Manora was damaged in the quake and a couple of pounds of mercury spilt. It was not felt in Lahore, though it was felt at Kanpur. The shock was recorded by observatories at New Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta) and Kodaikanal.

    The earthquake was also characterized by the eruption of a mud volcano (4, 5), a few miles off the Makran Coast, which are common feature in Western Pakistan and Myanmar. It led to the formation of a four small islands. A large volume of gas that erupted from one of the islands, sent flames leaping “hundreds of meters” into the sky (4).

    The most significant aspect of this earthquake was the tsunamis that it triggered. The tsunami reached a height of 40 feet in some Makran ports and caused great damage (3) to the entire coastal region. The fishing village of Khudi, some 30 miles west of Karachi, was completely obliterated. All the inhabitants and their huts were washed away. At Dabo creek, 12 fishermen were swept into the sea. There was similar loss of life and crafts along the coasts of Makran, Persia (Iran) and Oman. The towns of Pasni and Ormara were badly affected. Both were reportedly “underwater” after the tsunami. Pasni’s, postal and telegraph offices, government buildings and the rest houses were destroyed. “A good number of people” were washed away. The telegraphic communications to these two places were also cut. The tsunami was also recorded at Muscat and Gwadar. At Karachi, the tsunami arrived from the direction of Clifton and Ghizri. It ran along the oil installations at Keamari and flooded a couple of compounds. The waves were 6.5 feet high in Karachi. The first wave was recorded at 5:30am, then at 7:00am, 7:15am and finally at 8:15am. The last wave at 8:15 was the biggest. There was no damage either to the port or to boats in Karachi Harbour.

    The tsunami had a height of 11.0 – 11.5 meters in Kutchh, Gujarat (6). At 8:15am, it was observed on Salsette Island i.e Mumbai (3). It was recorded in Bombay Harbour, Versova (Andheri), Haji Ali (Mahalaxmi), Juhu (Ville Parle) and Danda (Khar). At Versova (Andheri, Mumbai), 5 persons (4 women and 1 man) who were fishing were washed away. The body of the man was not found. At Haji Ali (Mahalaxmi, Mumbai), 6 persons were swept into the sea. They were 4 members of a family and 2 servants. Rahimtulla, his wife, 3 children and their 2 servants were returning from the Haji Ali mosque when the tsunami hit. Only one servant survived. At Danda and Juhu, several fishing boats were torn off their moorings. The tsunami did not do any damage to Bombay Harbour. Most persons who witnessed the tsunami said that it rose like the tide coming in, but much more rapidly. The height of the tsunami in Mumbai was 2 meters (5). 15 persons were washed away in Mumbai.


  13. hashim (unregistered) on August 14th, 2005 @ 1:25 am

    Hi all,

    The shocks being talked about here are definitely a cause for concern especially in view of the fact that no one is reporting or talking about it, i wonder why. We have noticed the first one of these in July perhaps the 16th.

    I think it is time for all of us to gather more info to know if it is a prelude to a tsunami or a similar phenomenon. Geo did not report it as a quake and mentioned mysterious tremors instead.

    The other important observation from my side is that during the pat one month most of the people living close to my place did not actaully experience it. I live in Phase V on Kh-e-Janbaz.

  14. Ali (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 1:34 am

    I realy can’t imagine what could be actually happened in our city (Karachi)because we people have listened a lot that the earthquake might hit Karachi, when i realised the situation of Kashmir,Balakot,Bagh and others i was realy frustrated that if the earthquake hits Karachi how would we people face So that i have prepaired myself to face all these situations. may Allah blase us

  15. Leftistoe (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 4:30 am

    Its been allover CNN and the net for hours … strength 4 earthquake in karachi.

  16. Tanveer (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 10:56 am

    I was just checking on the net and noticed that most of the large size quakes came in winters only, i.e., lst quarter of year, no matter it was in Turkey, Iran (Baam), South Asia Tsunami, Gujrat or in Jaban (Kobe).

    I wonder why?, does any one have any explanation to it, some scientific fact or something.

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