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M3.5 Koppal Earthquake, 2002


10 July 2002


E of Koppal, Karnataka


14:09:06 UTC (19:39:06 IST)


15.340 N (ISC)


76.175 E (ISC)


11.0 kms (ISC)


ML 3.5 (IMD); Md 3.6 (IMD)

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A mild earthquake struck central Karnataka, on 10 July 2002 at 19:39 PM local time. It had a magnitude of ML=3.5 and was felt in some parts of the districts of Ballari, Koppal and Gadag.

The earthquake was centred 2.8 kilometres E of Koppal (Karnataka), India,
17.1 kilometres WNW of Munirabad (Karnataka), India,
22.7 kilometres WNW of Hosapete (Karnataka), India,
59.7 kilometres ESE of Gadag (Karnataka), India
82.4 kilometres WNW of Ballari (Karnataka), India,

102 kilometres NNE of Davangere (Karnataka), India,
190 kilometres ESE of Belagaavi (Karnataka), India,
311 kilometres NW of Bengalooru Airport, Bengalooru (Karnataka), India.

Many buildings developed cracks in Kottur Hobli in Kudligi Taluka. Tremors were experienced at Kottur, Hosapete, Hagaribommanahalli, Mariyammanahalli and Tambrahalli. Residents in Hagaribommanahalli thought the tremors were created by the Hagari Bridge which was being built on iron girdles. Tremors were also felt at Munirabad (Koppal, Karnataka). The first was at 17:00 IST, 19:00 IST and the last at 19:45 IST, was the strongest. Here, there was some anxiety due to its proximity to the Tungabhadra Dam. Another tremor was experienced at 20:15 IST in Ballari district, displacing kitchen utensils. It lasted 10-15 seconds and was felt at Nandibevur, Kallahalli, Chigateri and in the surrounding areas.

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

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