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M3.9 Chandigarh Earthquake, 2004

Date:

27 November 2004

Epicentre:

East of Badhauli, Haryana

Time:

23:53:54 UTC (05:23:54 IST)

Latitude:

30.352 N (IMD)

Longitude:

77.129 E (IMD)

Depth:

19 kms (IMD)

Magnitude:

ML 3.9 (IMD); Mb 3.7 (IMD)

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A mild earthquake struck the union territory of Chandigarh and the adjoining parts of Haryana & Punjab on 27 November 2004 at 05:23 AM local time. It was felt by many in the region and had a magnitude of ML=3.9. Although according to the IMD's epicentral co-ordinates, this tremor was reportedly centred in Haryana's Ambala district and closer to Ambala & Yamunanagar than Chandigarh, no reports of the quake being felt in these areas were received or reported by the media.

The earthquake was centred 7.5 kilometres E of Badhauli (Haryana), India,
25.6 kilometres E of Ambala (Haryana), India,
28.6 kilometres NW of Yamunanagar (Haryana), India,
53 kilometres SE of Chandigarh (UT), India,
83.3 kilometres S of Shimla (Himachal Pradesh),
88 kilometres W of Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India,
138 kilometres ESE of Ludhiana (Punjab), India,
192 kilometres N of Connaught Place, Delhi (NCR), India.

The tremor was strongly felt at Derrabassi, Punjab. Many people were woken up and rushed outdoors in panic. A milder shock was also reportedly felt by the residents of Derrabassi, Punjab at 2 AM before the tremor at 05:24 AM IST. Many people were woken up in Chandigarh by the tremor. Roof sheets were heard rattling and at some locations utensils reportedly fell in kitchens. A felt report for this event from Sector 14, Chandigarh described the quake as "a single hard push" and although "a chime moved" nothing was much disturbed. Both occupants of the house were awoken up by the jolt. The tremor was also felt by people in Mohali, Punjab and at Morni and Panchkula in Haryana. Although this tremor was reportedly centred in Haryana's Ambala district and closer to Ambala & Yamunanagar than Chandigarh, no reports of the quake being felt in these areas were received or reported by the media.


References
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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