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M6.1 Cape Edinburgh Earthquake, 2007

Date:

26 July 2007

Epicentre:

W of Cape Edinburgh, Little Nicobar Island

Time:

23:37:32 UTC (05:07:32 IST)

Latitude:

07.084 N (NEIC)

Longitude:

92.588 E (NEIC)

Depth:

5.0 kms (NEIC)

Magnitude:

Mw 6.1 (NEIC), 6.0 (HRV)

Additional Info


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A strong earthquake occurred in the Bay of Bengal off Cape Edinburgh on the west coast of Little Nicobar Island, on 26 July 2007 at 05:07 local time. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=6.1 and was felt in some of the neighbouring regions as far as Phuket, Thailand.

The earthquake was centr
ed 149 kms W of Cape Edinburgh (Little Nicobar Island), India,
151 kms SSW of West Bay (Katchall Island), India,
159 kms SW of Kalara (Teresa Island), India,
175 kms WNW of Indira Point (Great Nicobar Island), India,
183 kms W of Campbell Bay (Great Nicobar Island), India,
238 kms SSW of IAF Malacca (Car Nicobar Island), India,
377 kms WNW of Banda Aceh (Aceh, Sumatra), Indonesia,
513 kms S of Port Blair (South Andaman Island), India.

If you felt this earthquake please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. Given the location of this earthquake the likelihood of damage would be low but it would have been felt in the Nicobar Islands. However, at the present time felt information from the islands or elsewhere in the region is unavailable. Tremors were perceptible on Pulau Weh off the northern tip of Aceh along with Meulaboh on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia as well as on Phuket Island in Thailand. Slight fluctuations in the sea level might have occurred in the Nicobar Islands due to the possibility of underwater landslides triggered by the earthquake. No tsunami watch or warning was issued for this earthquake given its size.


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02)
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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