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M4.4 Kundam Earthquake, 2000


16 October 2000


NW of Kundam, MP


22:33:12 UTC (04:03:12 IST)


23.271 N (ISC)


80.285 E (ISC)


20.2 kms (ISC)


Mb 4.4 (ISC); ML 5.2 (IMD)

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A light earthquake struck Jabalpur and the adjoining parts of eastern Madhya Pradesh, on 16 October 2000 at 18:11 PM local time and was felt in many parts of the region resulting in minor damage. It had a magnitude of Mb=4.4.

The earthquake was centred 9 kms NW of Kundam (Madhya Pradesh), India,
32.6 kms ENE of Jabalpur
(Madhya Pradesh), India,
51.7 kms NE of Bargi
(Madhya Pradesh), India,
65.2 kms S of Murwara
(Madhya Pradesh), India,
76 kms N of Mandla
(Madhya Pradesh), India,
85.9 kms ENE of Chhindwara
(Madhya Pradesh), India,
118 kms ENE of Narsimhapur
(Madhya Pradesh), India,
266 kms NNE of Nagpur
(Maharashtra), India,
296 kms E of Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), India

The earthquake was felt strongly in districts in the eastern part of the state of Madhya Pradesh as well as in the city of Jabalpur. The quake was felt in Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat, Seoni, Chhindwara, and Narsinghpur Districts of Madhya Pradesh. Slight damage in the form of cracked walls and fallen tiles is being reported. No casualties were caused by this earthquake.

This is the strongest earthquake in this general area since the M5.8 Jabalpur earthquake on22 May 1997 that killed at least 38 people and injured over a thousand.

01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire, UK.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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