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M3.1 Jaldega Earthquake, 2007


13 April 2007


W of Jaldega, Chhattisgarh


11:49:42 UTC (17:19:52 IST)


22.700 N (IMD)


83.200 E (IMD)


10.0 kms (IMD)


M? 3.1 (IMD)

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A mild earthquake struck the southern Chhota Nagpur Plateau to the north of Dharamjaygarh in Chhattisgarh, India, on 13 April 2007 at 17:19 PM local time. It had a magnitude of M?=3.1 and was felt strongly in parts of the region.

The earthquake was centred 5.3 kms E of Jaldega (Chhattisgarh), India,
25 kms N of Dharamjaygarh (Chhattisgarh), India,
37.9 kms E of Lemru (Chhattisgarh), India,
45.6 kms S of Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), India,
64.6 kms NE of Korba (Chhattisgarh), India,
92.2 kms NNW of Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), India,
129 kms NE of Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), India,
158 kms NW of Sambalpur (Orissa), India,
230 kms NE of Raipur (Chhattisgarh), India

The earthquake was felt strongly at Dharamjaygarh and Kudumkela for 4-5 seconds and was accompanied by a loud noise. Many people ran outdoors. At Dharamjaygarh, tiles were dislodged from the roof of the Tehsil Bhavan. Damage was also sustained by the State Bank of India building, cracks having developed in the ceiling and walls of the same (other reports allege a wall of the building collapsed in this earthquake). Cracks also developed in the bus stand building and in houses in the Shahpur Colony. A computer was knocked over in an STD telephone booth. A small stampede also occurred in the market in the Para area of Dharamjaygarh. Loose objects were displaced or overturned in houses and shops. The shock was felt throughout the town including at Bazaarpura, Dharamjaygarh Colony, Kachari Ward, Kodwari Para Masjid Mohalla and Peesarpura. A motorcycle rider also felt the earthquake while in motion and a bridge on the Mand river was seen gently shaking. Elsewhere in the region, it was felt in the villages of Bandhanpur, Manpat, Ratanpur, Samriya and Sonepur

India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
02) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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