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M2.6 Katraj-Khadakwasla Blasting Event (?), 2007


6 June 2007


Katraj-Khadakwasla region, Maharashtra


07:48 UTC (13:18 IST)








M? 2.6 (IMD)

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A 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. If you felt this event please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. 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 this website.

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.

01) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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