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