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
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),
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.
media report incorrectly reported it being felt as far as Ahmednagar, Pune & Satara. This is highly unlikely given the size
& location of this earthquake.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02) Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute
(MERI), Nashik, India.
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