12 Most Earthquake Prone Cities in Punjab


Earthquakes is a natural disaster and cause extreme damage to life and property. It usually occurs due to tectonic plates movement, these tectonic plates moves when energy releases due to oceanic and continental plates edges. Earthquake is commonly measured in magnitudes. The earthquake of 2.5 or less is usually not felt, while earthquake of 2.5 to 5.2 magnitude are often felt and earthquake of 5.2 to 7.2 are cause big damage. Punjab is divided into two seismic zones, high damage risk zone and moderate to minor damage risk zone.

Punjab Earthquake Prone Cities – Major Risk

These 12 cities have come in high damage risk zone VIII. Hoshiarpur, Pathankot, and Chandigarh come in a major seismic zone.

  1. Hoshiarpur
  2. Gurdaspur
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Pathankot
  5. Rupnagar
  6. Mohali
  7. Kapurthala
  8. Nawanshahr
  9. Jalandhar
  10. Amritsar North
  11. Amritsar East
  12. Fatehgarh Sahib

Punjab Earthquake Prone Cities – Moderate to Minor Risk

These 10 cities have come in moderate damage risk zone VII, Out of which Mansa, Bathinda, and Firozpur some area have come in low damage risk zone

  1. Moga
  2. Firozpur
  3. Bathinda
  4. Sangrur
  5. Mansa
  6. Patiala
  7. Barnala
  8. Muktsar Sahib
  9. Faridkot
  10. Ludhiana South

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