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M2.8 Hyderabad Metropolitan Area, 2000


16 September 2000


S of Siwanpet, AP


19:20:22 UTC (00:50:22 IST)


17.707 N (IMD)


78.295 E (IMD)


15.0 kms (IMD)


ML 2.8 (IMD)

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A mild earthquake struck the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on 17 September 2000 at 00:50 AM local time. It had a magnitude of ML=2.8.

The earthquake was centred 12.9 kilometres S of Siwampet (Andhra Pradesh), India,
22.5 kilometres WNW of Medchal (Andhra Pradesh), India,
32.8 kilometres NW of Bolarum (Andhra Pradesh), India,
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.

01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
02) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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