light earthquake occurred in the Ganga
Canyon in the
northern Bay of Bengal, off the Sunderbans on
28 November 2005 at 22:27
local time in India. The earthquake had a magnitude of
Mb=4.7 and was felt
in southern parts of West Bengal.
63.9 kms SE of Bangaduni Island (West Bengal), India,
or 77.7 kms SSW of Putney Island (Khulna
or 128 kms ESE of Dublat (Saugor Island, West
or 135 kms SW of Supoti (Khulna division),
or 165 kms
SE Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), India,
or 196 kms SSE of Dum Dum International
Airport, Kolkata (West Bengal), India,
Tremors were in the
Sunderbans at Namkhana & on Sagar Island. Shocks were also
experienced on the mainland at on the mainland at Contai, Digha,
Haldia, Mahisadal, Mirgoda, Sankarpur & Tamluk. At Digha, some
people left their hotels and went outdoors. Felt at for 43-seconds
at Alipore, Chetla & Sealdah in the Kolkata metropolitan area, West
Bengal. Some people went outdoors at Garia, Jadavpur, Santoshpur &
Tollygunj in South Kolkata. No reports
were available from coastal areas of
Orissa or adjoining parts of the Sunderbans in the Khulna division,
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
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the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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