light earthquake struck the
Koyna-Warna region in Maharashtra, India,
on 30 August 2005 at 02:23 AM local time
causing minor damage to property in Patan taluka.
The earthquake had a magnitude of
and was felt in parts of western Maharashtra, north
Karnataka and Goa.
was centred 3.6
kms S of Gothna (Maharashtra), India,
37.1 kilometres S of Koynanagar (Maharashtra),
49.5 kilometres WSW of Karad (Maharashtra),
52 kilometres ENE of Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), India,
58 kilometres SE of Chiplun (Maharashtra),
63.4 kilometres NW of Kolhapur (Maharashtra),
171 kilometres SSW of Lohegaon Airport, Pune (Maharashtra), India,
245 kilometres SSE of Santa Cruz Airport, Mumbai (Maharashtra),
Patharwadi in Karad taluka and at Ambeghar, Dicholi, Kisrule and
Zhadoli villages in the vicinity of the Koyna Dam. Some buildings
also developed cracks in the town of Satara.
Strong tremors were felt
at Patan for 10-12 seconds, causing panic and displacing furniture
while at Chaphal, Chiplun, Devran, Dhebewadi, Karad, Koyna, Murud,
Natoshi, Navrasta, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Shirala, Tarle &
Warnawati people ran outdoors in panic; some ran out of government
buildings in Sangli. People on the
upper floors of buildings at Kolhapur, Satara & Sangli felt
pronounced tremors. At Ratnagiri, the quake lasted 15-20 seconds. It
was also felt at Alore, Devrukh, Pophali, Sakharpa, Sangammeshwar
and Shirgaon in the region as well as at Islampur, Kolhapur and
Felt at Belagaavi in Karnataka and in some parts of Goa by people on
the upper floors of buildings as well as in Pune & Mumbai.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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