M7.7 in Pakistan

A very large earthquake in Pakistan today!
As a result of collision of the Arabia plate into the Eurasia plate, thrust faults formed in Pakistan. This collision zone is the same basic convergence region that extends from Java/Sumatra, up through Burma, across India (creating the Himalaya), through the middle east, into the Mediterranean creating the Alps.
Here is the moment tensor for this earthquake, showing the oblique mechanism.
M=7.7 Pakistan Moment Tensor
Here is a map with the epicenter plotted in google earth.
M=7.7 Pakistan
Here is a map with the Modified Mercalli Intensity Contours plotted in google earth.
M=7.7 Pakistan
Here is a map with the MMI intensity (USGS shakemap color overlay) and Peak Ground Acceleration Contours plotted in google earth.
M=7.7 Pakistan
Here is the USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000jyiv#summary
Here is the USGS map for the region:
http://earthjay.com/earthquakes/20130924_pakistan/middleeast_tsum.jpg
Here is the USGS page for the loss estimates below: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000jyiv#pager
Here is the estimate of fatalities for this earthquake:
http://earthjay.com/earthquakes/20130924_pakistan/alertfatal.jpg
Here is the estimate of economic loss for this earthquake:
http://earthjay.com/earthquakes/20130924_pakistan/alertecon.jpg
Here is the estimate of “exposure” for this earthquake:
http://earthjay.com/earthquakes/20130924_pakistan/pakistan_78_table_population_exposure_20130924_0850.PNG

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