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.
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.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02) Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute
(MERI), Nashik, India.
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