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M3.5 Gulkhat Earthquake, 2006

Date:

4 January 2006

Epicentre:

NE of Gulkhat, Maharashtra

Time:

11:01:33 UTC (16:31:33 IST)

Latitude:

18.222 N (IMD)

Longitude:

76.392 E (IMD)

Depth:

7.1 kms (IMD)

Magnitude:

ML 3.5 (IMD)

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A mild earthquake struck the Marathwada region in Maharashtra, India, on 4 January 2006 at 16:31 PM local time. It had a magnitude of ML=3.5 and was felt strongly in some parts of the region.

The earthquake was centred 4.8 kms NE of Gulkhat (Maharashtra), India,
10.8 kms WSW of Ausa
(Maharashtra), India,
27.6 kms NW of Killari
(Maharashtra), India,
28.2 kms SW of Latur
(Maharashtra), India,
38.4 kms ENE of Osmanabad
(Maharashtra), India,
42 kms E of Tuljapur (Maharashtra), India,

80 kms NE of Solapur (Maharashtra), India,

113 kms NNW of Gulbarga (Karnataka), India
142 kms SW of Nanded
(Maharashtra), India,
256 kms E of Lohegaon International Airport, Pune (Maharashtra), India,
388 kms ESE of C.S.T. International Airport, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.

Strong tremors were felt in Ausa, Lohara & Umarga talkas in Latur district sending people running outdoors. Tremors were also felt at Chincholi, Gubal, Karla Kumtha, Killari & Lamjan in Ausa Taluka, at Ekundi, Makni, Rajegaon, Samudral, Sastur & Tavshi in Lohara Taluka and in Umarga town along with the villages of Dabka, Gunjoti, Hulli, Kawatha, Khasgi, Madaz, Mulaz, Narangwadi, Naichakur, Pethsanshvi & Turoti in Umarga Taluka. No damage or injuries have occurred due to this earthquake.

One media report incorrectly reported it being felt as far as Ahmednagar, Pune & Satara. This is highly unlikely given the size & location of this earthquake.


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02) Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute (MERI), Nashik, India.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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