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M4.4 Thal Earthquake, 2006


5 August 2006


NE of Thal, Uttarakhand


07:33:02 UTC (13:03:02 IST)


29.864 N (NEIC)


80.169 E (NEIC)


10 kms (NEIC)


Mb 4.4 (NEIC)

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A light earthquake struck the Nepal-India border, on 5 August 2006 at 07:33 UTC causing damage to property in parts of eastern Uttarakhand, India. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mb=4.4 and was felt at many places in Uttarakhand and surprising as far as Delhi.

The earthquake was centred 6.1 kms NE of Thal (Uttarakhand), India,
13.2 kms SW of Dhamnigaon (Uttarakhand), India,

20.1 kms NW of Askote (Uttarakhand), India,
31.3 kms N of Pitoragarh (Uttarakhand), India,
58.9 kms ENE of Almora (Uttarakhand), India,
87.2 kms NE of Naini Tal (Uttarakhand), India,
211 kms ESE of Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand), India

A child was injured in a stampede at Munsiari in Pitoragarh district. Houses are reported to have collapsed at Madina & Sangaud villages in the Berinag area of the same district. At Madina a 2-storied house collapsed resulting in the loss of 4 heads of cattle. Several  buildings in the area have developed cracks. A portion of a house collapsed at Dhamigaon while house collapses were also reported from Gangolihaat & Munsiari.  Cracks developed in several buildings at Dhamigaon, Naachni & Tallajohar in Pitoragarh district. A few minor rock falls were reported from parts of Rudraprayag district.

Tremors were strongly felt at Askote, Dharchula, Didihaat, Panhku & Pitoragarh in Pitoragarh district. where many people ran outdoors in panic. Farther away, a few people went outdoors at Srinagar in Pauri district. Light shocks were felt at Almora, Devaprayag, Kalagarh, Kirtinagar and Naranbagad (Chamoli district) & Rudraprayag. It was also at Bageshwar & Naini Tal. Very mild tremors were also reported to have been felt as far as Delhi. The earthquake was also felt in western Nepal but further information from this region is lacking.

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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