moderate earthquake struck the Gharwal
region of Uttarakhand, on 14 December 2005
at 12:39 IST
causing mior damage to property in some parts of Uttarakhand.
The earthquake had a magnitude of Mb=5.0
and was felt at many places in Uttarakhand as
well as in Delhi.
was centred 8.3
kms W of Gopeshwar (Uttarakhand), India,
or 10.2 kms W of
Chamoli (Uttarakhand), India,
or 29.6 kms ENE of Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand), India,
or 41.9 kms SW of Badrinath (Uttarakhand), India,
or 99.6 kms NNW of Almora (Uttarakhand), India,
or 117 kms E of Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand), India.
killed in a rock fall near Jausari village (Pokhri tehsil, Chamoli
district). 3 people were injured at Chamoli & one person was
hospitalized after suffering a heart attack at Nandprayag.
One building collapsed
at Phata in Rudraprayag. A wall collapsed in Bageshwar town and
buildings were damaged at Daida & Ravigram near Ukhimath. Buildings
developed cracks at Chamoli, Dasholi, Devaal, Ghat, Gopeshwar,
Joshimath & Tharali. Minor damage also reported from Devprayag,
Gairsain, Gochar, Pauri, Pokhri & Srinagar (Gharwal). A minor
landslide occurred near Rudraprayag.
Strongly felt at
Badrinath, ringing the bells of the Badrinath temple. Also felt at
New Tehri and in the adjoining towns of Budhkedar, Chamba, Chamiyala,
Dhansali, Lambgaon & Nainbagh as well as at Almora, Bageshwar,
Champawat, Chamoli, Khatima, Lohaghat, Mussourie, Naini Tal,
Pitoragarh & Uttarkashi. Also felt at Dehra Dun.
Tremors were also felt in high-rise buildings in Chandigarh and at
Lajpatnagar, IPO, Noida & Greater Kailash in the New Delhi area.
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