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Canacona Earthquake, 2004


January 2004


Canacona region, Goa


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A series of minor tremors were felt in towns in Canacona taluka in the district of South Goa in January 2004 beginning 7 January 2004. The exact location of the epicentre of this earthquake is unknown at this point though it does seem to be somewhere in the Canacona region in southern Goa. The tremors were not felt in adjoining districts of Karnataka.

isted below are events that were felt or recorded since 07 January 2004 along with brief reports of the felt effects of the tremors.

26 January 2004
Felt at Chiplem, Khargal, Kotigao and Poinguinim. These mild earthquakes are reported to have been occurring intermittently for the last 20 days. Residents wondering if the tremors were a result of mining at Gaondongri and Kotigao. Officials at the meteorological department have however stated that they did not record any seismic activity.

11 January 2004
The second tremor struck on 11 January 2004 at 14:20 IST. Felt at  Poiguinum and other areas in Canacona taluka in South Goa. Many people ran outdoors in panic. This event was not recorded and it is believed that it might be related to mining in the immediate region.

07 January 2004
The first quake struck on 7 January 2004 at 16:07 IST. It was felt at Amona, Dellem, Kharegal, Poiguinum and Tirwol in Canacona taluka in South Goa. People heard a loud sound and some even said that temporary sheets of their roof-top fell down. The tremor was also felt by residents in the hilly part of the district

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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