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M2.9 Airoli-Navi Mumbai Earthquake, 2001


15 November 2001 *UTC*


E of Airoli, Maharashtra


20:08:39 UTC (01:38:38 IST)


19.155 N (IMD)


73.007 E (IMD)


5.0 kms (IMD)


ML 2.9 (IMD)

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A 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), India,
6.2 kms SSE of Thane (Maharashtra), India,
10.4 kms N of Vashi (Maharashtra), India,

10.5 kms WSW of Dombivili
(Maharashtra), India,
18.7 kms WSW of Kalyan
(Maharashtra), India,
20.1 kms ENE of Santa Cruz Airport
(Maharashtra), India,
20.5 kms NNW of Panvel
(Maharashtra), India,
30.8 kms NNE of Churchgate, Mumbai
(Maharashtra), India,
61.4 kms NW of Lonavala
(Maharashtra), India,
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.

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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