mild earthquake struck the Ambarnath-Kalyan
region near Mumbai, Maharashtra, on 14 June 2005 at 17:46 PM
local time. It had a magnitude of Mw=3.7
and was felt in many towns in the region as well as in suburban
3 kms NE of Ambarnath (Maharashtra), India,
4.9 kms E of Kalyan (Maharashtra), India,
12.9 kms ESE of Dombivili (Maharashtra), India,
25.5 kms E of Thane (Maharashtra), India,
30.5 kms W of Saralgaon (Maharashtra), India,
42.6 kms ENE of Santa Cruz Airport, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India,
52.3 kms NE of Churchgate, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.
One person repairing
drainage pipes of a building in Tukaramnagar, Dombivli suffered
minor injuries after losing his footing and falling from the
building during the tremor. Tremors were felt
at Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Vasind, Thane and Titvala
where kitchen utensils and in some instances, telephone instruments
were displaced. Many people ran outdoors. Books at a library in
Kalyan were knocked down. Tremors were also experienced at Ambarnath,
Badlapur, Dombivli, Khardi, Murbad, Padghe and Ulhasnagar.
Mildly shocks were felt
in parts of Mumbai including at Borivali, Bhandup, Ghatkoper,
Kandivali and Mulund.
This is the strongest earthquake in the Mumbai region since the M3.8
Taloje earthquake of 1998 which was felt strongly in the Mumbai and
Navi Mumbai areas.
01) Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute
(MERI), Nashik, India.
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