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M3.7 Ambarnath Earthquake, 2005


14 June 2005


NE of Ambarnath, Maharashtra


12:16:12 UTC (17:46:12 IST)  


19.238 N (IMD)


73.201 E (IMD)


2.0 kms (IMD)


Mw 3.7 (IMD), ML 3.5 (IMD)

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A 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 Mumbai.

The earthquake was centred 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.
02) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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