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M4.7 Ganga Canyon Earthquake, 2005


28 November 2005


SE of Bangaduni Isl, WB


16:57:13 UTC (22:27:13 IST)  


21.015 N (NEIC)


89.158 E (NEIC)


10.0 kms (NEIC)


Mb 4.7 (NEIC)

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A light earthquake occurred in the Ganga Canyon in the northern Bay of Bengal, off the Sunderbans on 28 November 2005 at 22:27 PM local time in India. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mb=4.7 and was felt in southern parts of West Bengal.

The earthquake was centred 63.9 kms SE of Bangaduni Island (West Bengal), India,
or 77.7 kms SSW of Putney Island (Khulna division), Bangladesh,
or 128 kms ESE of Dublat (Saugor Island, West Bengal), India,
or 135 kms SW of Supoti (Khulna division), Bangladesh,
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, Bangladesh.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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