earthquake struck the
Yamnotri region in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand,
on 22 July 2007 at
04:32 local time causing a few injuries and
minor damage to property in parts
of Uttarakhand, India.
The earthquake had a magnitude of Mb=5.0
and was felt at many places in Uttarakhand and
adjoining parts of north India.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located in the vicinity of the
Surka Ridge in the Upper Yamuna Valley.
was centred 5 kms E of Sar
23.5 kms W of Yamnotri (Uttarakhand), India,
30.5 kms NNW of Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand),
59 kms NNE of Mussourie (Uttarakhand), India,
73.4 kms NNE of Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand), India,
106 kms E of Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), India,
112 kms N of Haridwar (Uttarakhand), India,
145 kms ENE of Chandigarh (U.T.), India,
227 kms NNE of Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), India,
289 kms NNE of Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi), India.
At least 3 persons were injured in Uttarkashi district in this
earthquake. A woman (Bina Devi), was hurt when a cattle shed
collapsed on her at Chowdiyat village near Chowrungi. At Joshimath,
a man (Uday Sharma) and his infant son fell down a flight of
stairs as they rushed outdoors during the tremor
and sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The earthquake was
strongly felt in western Uttarakhand and in bordering areas of
eastern Himachal Pradesh. Rock falls blocked National Highway
94 in the Dharasu-Phulchatti-Yamnotri area. In the
Yamnotri valley, two houses were damaged and a wall collapsed at
Ranachatti while in other villages such as Bajeer, Dagun, Khaneda,
Kharsali and Kupda many buildings developed cracks. In the
Brahmakhal area, fresh cracks developed in structures in the
villages of Chinyali Soond, Gamri, Peepal Mandi, Purola and Olya.
A house was damaged at Mairana and items in shops were knocked off
shelves at Tharali. Minor cracks were also reported from Jaunsar
in the Dehra Dun district as well as from villages such as Ataal,
Darmigad, Kathiyan, Kerad, Maibhatar, Maindarth and Sainj.
Buildings also developed cracks in Chamoli district.
Elsewhere in Uttarakhand, the earthquake was felt at Almora,
Chakrata, Dehra Dun, Gairsen, Gopeshwar, Haridwar, Jaunsar, Kalsi,
Karnaprayag, Mussourie, New Tehri, Nyeti, Pauri, Srinagar (Garhwal),
Uttarkashi and Vikasnagar as well as far as Didihaat, Manswari and
Pitoragarh in the Kumaon region. In adjoining Himachal Pradesh, it was felt
at Bharmour, Chamba, Holi, Manali, Kinnaur, Lahual, Shimla and Spiti.
In Uttar Pradesh, it was felt at Badaun, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and
Roorkee. Many people were
woken up by the quake at Muzaffarnagar and some
old houses developed minor cracks in the Shamli area of the town. Light tremors were also
felt in high-rise buildings in Gurgaon in Haryana and in the Delhi