light earthquake struck the
Koyna-Warna region in Maharashtra, India,
on 17 April
2006 at 22:10 PM local time causing
minor damage to property in Patan taluka.
The earthquake had a magnitude of
and was felt at many places in western Maharashtra, north
Karnataka and Goa.
was centred 8.1 kms SW of
Warnawati (Maharashtra), India,
27.6 kms S of Humbarna (Maharashtra), India,
44.5 kms S of Koynanagar (Maharashtra), India,
51.4 kms SW of Karad (Maharashtra), India,
56 kms NE of Kolhapur (Maharashtra), India,
169 kms S of Sangam, Pune (Maharashtra), India,
254 kms SSE of Santa Cruz Airport (Maharashtra), India.
partial wall collapses were reported from Aloti, Davri
Bhalekarwadi, Gavhanwadi, Gokurtarf Patan, Humbarwadi, Kille
Morgiri, Kolne, Male, Mandrulkolhe, Marle, Nade, Natoshi, Nerle,
Pandharepani, Patharpunj, Panchgani (Koyna-Warna region) and Patan
town. Minor damage was also reported from Dhebewadi.
The tremor was
strongly felt at Shirala and in the Warna region. Many people ran
outdoors and in some instances, kitchen utensils fell down. It was
also strongly felt at Chandoli, Chiplun, Dhebewadi, Karad, Kasani,
Koyna and Patan. Many people went outdoors at Koyna and Patan.
The shock was felt parts of the adjoining districts of Pune,
Ratnagiri, Sangli and Satara. In Sangli district, people also went
outdoors in Sangli town and in the nearby towns of Aatpadi, Bagni,
Islampur, Jat, Kadegaon, Kapuskhed, Khanapur, Kawthemahakal,
Shirala, Tasgaon, Valva, Vita and Yelur. In Kolhapur district, it
was felt by many people in the city of Kolhapur and some ran
outdoors. A few old buildings also developed fresh cracks. It was
also felt in Ichalkaranji, Mahabaleshwar, Satara and Wai. In the
city of Pune in Pune district, it was felt in the upper floors of
buildings in Camp, Dhankawadi, Hadapsar, Paud Road and Warje.
Tremors were also felt in parts of northern Karnataka and
in several parts of Goa.