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M5.4 Hailakandi Earthquake, 2004

Date:

9 November 2004

Epicentre:

NW of Hailakandi, Assam

Time:

08:49:00 UTC (14:19:00 IST)

Latitude:

24.710 N (PDE)

Longitude:

92.523 E (PDE)

Depth:

42 kms (PDE)

Magnitude:

Mw 5.4 (GS), 5.3 (HRV)

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A moderate earthquake struck the Silchar region in Assam, India, on 9 December 2004 at 14:19 PM local time causing a few injuries and minor damage to property. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=5.4 and was felt in many parts of north-east India and Bangladesh.

The earthquake was centred 6.8 kms NW of Hailakandi (Assam), India,
or 17.6 kms ESE of Nilambazaar (Assam), India,
or 18.8 kms SE of Umednagar (Assam), India,
or 29.0 kms SW of Silchar (Assam), India,
or 33.9 kms N of Kukichara (Assam), India,
or 64.7 kms E of Sylhet, Bangladesh,
or 115 kms SSE of Shillong (Meghalaya), India,
or 182 kms SSE of Guwahati (Assam), India
.

Prolonged tremors were felt in Cachar and Hailakandi districts in the Cachar region of southern Assam. Cracks are reported to have been formed in old buildings in Cachar and Karimganj towns. In Karimganj, the old Circuit House was among the buildings that developed cracks. A few school pupils in Hailakandi were injured as they rushed outdoors during the tremor.

The earthquake was felt in many parts of North-East India, including at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, at Guwahati in Assam and at Shillong in Meghalaya. In Bangladesh, at Sylhet people rushed outdoors as the tremor shook the area for 5 seconds. The quake also caused panic at Rangamati. Mild tremors lasting 24-seconds were also reported from Chittagong. The earthquake was felt mildly as far as the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
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References
01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
02) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
03)
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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