mild earthquake struck the twin cities
of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on 17
September 2000 at 00:50 AM local time. It had a magnitude
was centred 12.9
kilometres S of Siwampet (Andhra Pradesh), India,
22.5 kilometres WNW of Medchal (Andhra
32.8 kilometres NW of Bolarum (Andhra Pradesh),
39.3 kilometres S of Medak (Andhra Pradesh), India,
40.2 kilometres NNW of Nampalli Station,
Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Iindia,
44.7 kilometres NW of Uppal, Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh), India.
The wall of a police
station at Panjagutta developed a crack and a few buildings in
Hyderabad also developed cracks. This tremor was
felt at many places in the Hyderabad-Secunderabad twin city
area, including at Banjara Hills, Begumpet,
Borabanda, Jubilee Hills, Madhura Nagar, Prakash Nagar, Secunderabad,
Sikh Village, Sriramnagar Colony, Vengalrao Nagar and Yusufguda
areas. It was also felt in the rural areas
to the north of Hyderabad. A few people were awakened as their beds
were shaking and went outdoors. Residents of Begumpet heard a
rumbling noise and thought an aircraft was taking off.
India Meteorological Department (IMD),
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