mild tremors were felt in the Pune
metropolitan area in Maharashtra, on
6 June 2007 at 13:18 PM
local time. They had a
magnitude of M?=2.6
and were felt in parts of the Pune metropolitan
area. Officials at the Meteorological Department hinted at
the possibility that this tremor might have been the result of
planned underground tunneling and blasting work that is underway in the apparent epicentral region
and not the result of tectonic earthquake.
Tremors from this event were felt in some
parts of the Pune metropolitan area.
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event please take the time to fill out a
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The most significant tremors were experienced at Dhayari, Katraj and Sinhagad Road. At Khadakwasla, it was felt
indoors in the CWPRS complex by several people for close to
5-seconds. In the Kondhwa area, mild shocks were felt on the 6th
floor of an apartment building by a person who was sitting down at
the time and
who did not immediately
associate the effects to be of seismic origin. People working or residing in other
parts of the city such as Bund Garden Road, Camp, Deccan,
Lullanagar, Kalyaninagar, Sahakarnagar, Senapati Bapat Road,
Shastrinagar, Quarter Gate or
University Circle areas did not report tremors when contacted by
Intentional construction site, mine or quarry explosions and
planned roof collapses produce seismic waves similar to tectonic
earthquakes. Such activity is frequently observed in mining
regions such as at Kolar in Karnataka.
Mild tremors, part of the natural
seismicity of this region, occasionally occur in the Pune region the last
noteworthy one being the
M3.2 Katraj-Dive earthquake on 17
May 2004. Other events larger than ML=2.0 in the Pune region
include a ML=2.3 tremor in the Loni Kand-Wagholi region on 10
August 1998, a ML=2.6 tremor in the Lake Mulshi region on 13
September 2001 and a ML=2.1 quake in the Wadeholai-Kholsetwadi
region (south-east of Wagholi) on 11 June 2005.
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