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M3.2 Katraj-Pune Earthquake, 2004


17 May 2004


E of Katraj, Maharashtra


22:14:41 UTC (03:44:41 IST)


18.365 N (IMD)


73.936 E (IMD)


8.3  kms (ISC)


ML 3.2 (MERI), 2.9 (IMD)

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A mild earthquake was felt in the Pune metropolitan area in Maharashtra, on 17 May 2004 at 03:44 AM local time. The earthquake had a magnitude of ML=3.2 and was centred in the Dive-Katraj range between the Dive & Katraj Ghats to the south of the Pune urban area.

The earthquake was centred 9.2 kilometres E of the Katraj Ghat (Maharashtra), India,
12.3 kilometres SSW of Phursungi, Pune (Maharashtra), India,
19.2 kilometres E of the Sinhagad Fort (Maharashtra), India,
19.5 kilometres SSE of Camp, Pune (Maharashtra), India,
19.7 kilometres ESE of Khadakwasla (Maharashtra), India,
26.7 kilometres S of the Lohegaon Airport, Pune (Maharashtra), India,
32.9 kilometres SSE of Pimpri-Chinchwad (Maharashtra), India,
45 kilometres SSE of Chakan (Maharashtra), India,
142 kilometres ESE of Santa Cruz Airport, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.

Light tremors were felt at Hadapsar in the eastern part of Pune city. A few people were woken up and went outdoors into fields. Light furniture (a room partition) was seen shaking at this location. It was also felt as far as Sahakarnagar in south-western part of the city, where it was mistaken for the rumble of thunder or an electric drill. No further reports of this tremor have been received from any other parts of the city. No damage has been reported from this tremor. This tremor was located in the Katraj-Dive range that runs along the southern extremity of Pune. This is the first known recorded event in this general area.

01) International Seismological Centre (ISC), London.
02) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
04) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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