mild earthquake struck parts of Thane
and Mumbai districts, on 16 November
2001 at 01:38 AM local time. It had a magnitude of
ML=2.9 and was felt distinctly in parts of both districts.
The earthquake was centred
E of Airoli Railway Station (Maharashtra),
6.2 kms SSE of Thane
10.4 kms N of Vashi (Maharashtra), India,
10.5 kms WSW of Dombivili
18.7 kms WSW of Kalyan
20.1 kms ENE of Santa Cruz Airport
20.5 kms NNW of Panvel
30.8 kms NNE of Churchgate, Mumbai
61.4 kms NW of Lonavala
144 kms NW of Lohegan International Airport, Pune
Light tremors were
experienced in Thane district and in parts of the cities of Mumbai
and Navi Mumbai.
The epicentre was located to the east of Airoli
in Navi Mumbai. Tremors were felt at Borivali, Bhyander, Dahisar, Mira Road,
Mulund and Thane. In Dahisar, residents on the 5th floor of a 7-storey building felt the earthquake.
No damage occurred as a result of this earthquake.
The strongest earthquake in this immediate
region was a ML=3.6 event in May 1998 that was centred near Taloje
and was felt throughout the Mumbai-Thane region.
India Meteorological Department (IMD),
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the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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