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M4.0 Gothne Earthquake, 2007

Date:

21 August 2007

Epicentre:

N of Gothne, Maharashtra

Time:

19:15:51 UTC (00:45:51 IST)

Latitude:

17.170 N (MERI)

Longitude:

73.770 E (MERI)

Depth:

05.0 kms (IMD)

Magnitude:

ML 4.0 (MERI); M? 3.8 (IMD)

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A light earthquake occurred in Koyna-Warna (Chandoli) region of south-western Maharashtra on 21 August 2007 at 00:45 AM local time and caused damage in the epicentral region. The earthquake had a magnitude of ML=4.0 and was felt in several parts of the region including as far as the Pune region to the north.

The earthquake was centr
ed 8 kms N of Gothne (Maharashtra), India,
16.2 kms SE of Pachamba (Maharashtra), India,
21.7 kms E of Sangammeshwar (Maharashtra), India,
26.9 kms S of Koynanagar (Maharashtra), India,
47.5 kms WSW of Karad (Maharashtra), India,
52.5 kms NE of Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), India,
71.7 kms NW of Kolhapur (Maharashtra), India,
159 kms S of Lohegaon International, Pune (Maharashtra), India,
236 kms SSE of CS International, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.

If you felt this earthquake please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire.  The wall of a house collapsed at Ruighar in Jawli taluka in Satara district in the tremor and the rest of the house collapsed later resulting in damage of at least 2-3 lakh rupees. The earthquake caused panic in Patan taluka in Satara district and some buildings developed cracks. It was strongly felt in the Shahuwadi taluka of Kolhapur district for 4-5 seconds and sent frightened residents running outdoors. It was also felt strongly at Amba in Kolhapur district accompanied by a loud rumbling noise and in a few instances, kitchen utensils fell from shelves. Tremors were felt very distinctly at Karad, Koynanagar, Patan and Satara. Elsewhere in the region it was felt at Alore, Chiplun, Kasni, Khed, Pophali, Ratnagiri, Sangamnagar, Sangli, Shirala and Warnawati. Light tremors were also felt in multi-storied buildings in Kolhapur and the Pune region. In the latter tremors, were felt in Chinchwad and in Pune city in areas such as Hadapsar, Kothrud, Paud Road, Salisbury Park, Shastrinagar and Sinhagad Road.


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02)
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
03) India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi, India.
04) Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute (MERI), Nashik, India.

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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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