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1945 Balochistan Earthquake ( ) occurred on 28 November, 1945 at 05:26 PST (Pakistan Standard Time), measured 7.8 on the Richter scale. It was centred 97.6 km SSW of Pasnimarker in Balochistanmarker, British India. The quake triggered a huge tsunami that caused great damage to the entire Makran coastal region. The tsunami reached a height of 40 feet in some Makran fishing ports and killed more than 4,000 people.

This was the last major tsunami–generating earthquake in the Arabian Seamarker. (The December 2004 tsunami occurred in the Indian Oceanmarker). The quake was severely felt along the Makran Coast and in the Lasbela Districtmarker. It was strong in Karachimarker and lasted 30 seconds. The clock on the building of the Karachi Municipal Corporation stopped.

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  1. Balochistan And Gwadar

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