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M4.0 Marathwada Earthquake, 2005


13 April 2005


SE of Lamjan, Maharashtra


06:07:03 UTC (11:37:03 IST)  


18.66 N (IMD)


76.60 E (IMD)




ML=4.0 (MERI)

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A light earthquake struck the Marathwada region in Maharashtra, India, on 13 April 2005 at 11:37 AM local time causing minor damage to property in the region.

The earthquake was centred centred 4.0 kms SE of Lamjan (Maharashtra), India,
7.9 kms NE of Killari (Maharashtra), India,
18.6 kms SE of Ausa (Maharashtra), India,
33.6 kms S of Latur (Maharashtra), India,
44.2 kms NW of Basavakalyan (Karnataka), India,
62.2 kms E of Osmanabad (Maharashtra), India,
89.3 kms NE of Solapur (Maharashtra), India,
170 kms NE of Bijapur (Karnataka), India,
294 kms E of Pune (Maharashtra), India,
410 kms ESE of Churchgate, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India

Minor damage at Killari and Talni in Latur district and at Kawatha in Osmanabad district. A school building at Kawatha (Osmanabad district), the building housing the State Bank of India in Killari and several houses in Talni developed minor cracks. Walls of other buildings in Killari have developed cracks. In Osmanabad district, the earthquake was felt at Dalimb, Kawatha, Koral, Sastur, and Yengur. Felt widely in Latur district; felt at Devtala, Hasalgan, Hipparga, Kavli, Lohta, Malkondji, Malumbra, Nilanga where utensils and other articles fell down in many households and shops and people ran outdoors. Felt strongly at Alamla, Ashiv, Ausa, Banegaon, Bhada, Belkund, Dapegaon, Dapka, Datapur, Gadhvewadi, Haregaon, Jajnur, Jawalga Pomadevi, Jhari, Kalandi, Karla, Kegaon, Kini, Lamjan, Lambota, Limbala Talni, Madansuri, Masalga, Matola, Mugaon, Ramegaon, Ramwadi, Sarni, Shedol, Shivni, Tamberwadi, Tapse Chincholi, Tungi, Ujni and Vanvada. Also felt at Gubal, Limbala Dau, Mangrul and Nandurga. Felt throughout Ausa taluka and people ran out onto roads. At Lamjan, Kharosa and Tamberwadi school pupils were frightened by the tremors and ran outside in fright. Children at a school in Talni felt the tremor outdoors in the courtyard and started crying. At Nagarsoga, people heard tin roof sheets rattling. Felt at Barshi, Gangapur and at Latur.

India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
Maharashtra Earthquake Research Institute (MERI), Nashik.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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