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M5.0 Gopeshwar Earthquake, 2005

Date:

14 December 2005

Epicentre:

W of Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand

Time:

07:09:54 UTC (12:39:54 IST)  

Latitude:

30.424 N (NEIC)

Longitude:

79.245 E (NEIC)

Depth:

51.0 kms (NEIC)

Magnitude:

Mb 5.0 (NEIC)

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A 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.

The earthquake 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.

One person 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.


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02)
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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