On the morning of November 15, 2023, a significant seismic event shook Pakistan as a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:35 AM local time. The National Center for Seismology promptly relayed the information, stating, “Earthquake of Magnitude: 5.2, Occurred on 15-11-2023, 05:35:06 IST, Lat: 35.96 & Long: 71.58, Depth: 18 Km, Region: Pakistan,” via its official channel on X, formerly known as Twitter.
This seismic activity follows closely on the heels of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Colombo, Sri Lanka, just a day earlier on November 14, 2023, at 12:31 PM local time. The NCS reported, “Earthquake of Magnitude: 6.2, Occurred on 14-11-2023, 12:31:10 IST, Lat: -2.96 & Long: 86.54, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 1326 km SE of Colombo, Sri Lanka.”
Preceding these events, on Monday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 struck the border region between South Sudan and Uganda, as documented by the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
Later that same day, Tajikistan experienced multiple tremors with a magnitude of 4.9. The NCS posted on social media platform X, “Earthquake of Magnitude: 4.9, Occurred on 13-11-2023, 17:46:37 IST, Lat: 38.73 & Long: 72.49, Depth: 194 Km, Location: Tajikistan.”
It is noteworthy that Nepal also encountered seismic activity, registering a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that reverberated through the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR). This earthquake came on the heels of a devastating 6.4 magnitude quake in Nepal a few days earlier, resulting in 153 fatalities and 160 injuries—a tragic incident marking the deadliest earthquake since 2015.
The recent surge in seismic activity underscores the importance of preparedness and regional cooperation in managing and mitigating the impact of such natural disasters. Stay tuned for further updates on seismic activities in the South Asian region.