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
25 kms N of Dharamjaygarh (Chhattisgarh),
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.
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.
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.
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