light earthquake struck the Sundergarh
region in western Orissa, on 12 July
2001 at 18:11 PM local time and was felt in many parts of the
region, including in adjoining parts of Chhattisgarh. It
had a magnitude of Mw=4.7.
was centred 8.2
kilometres NNW of Konokjora (Orissa), India,
17.7 kilometres NW of Sundergarh (Orissa),
43.3 kilometres NNW of Jharsuguda (Orissa), India,
85.2 kilometres N of Sambalpur (Orissa), India,
91.4 kilometres W of Raurkela (Orissa), India,
127 kilometres E of Korba (Chhattisgarh), India,
262 kilometres NE of Raipur (Chhattisgarh), India,
292 kilometres NW of Khandgiri, Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), India.
The shock was felt for
a few seconds in the districts of Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur,
Sundargarh and Rourkela in Orissa and at Raigarh and Jashpur in
Chhattisgarh. Many people ran outdoors
as doors and windows rattled under the impact of the tremor.
No damage was reported from any places as a
result of this earthquake.
International Seismological Centre (ISC),
India Meteorological Department (IMD),
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