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M4.1 Ganjankhed-Talni Earthquake, 2007

Date:

6 September 2007

Epicentre:

W of Killari, Maharashtra

Time:

07:09:44 UTC (12:39:44 IST)

Latitude:

18.057 N (NEIC)

Longitude:

76.535 E (NEIC)

Depth:

10.0 kms (NEIC)

Magnitude:

ML 4.1 (MERI); Mb 3.6 (NEIC)

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A light earthquake occurred in the Marathwada region of south-central Maharashtra on 6 September 2007 at 12:39 PM local time and caused panic as well as minor damage. The earthquake had a magnitude of ML=4.1 and was felt in parts of south-central Maharashtra and also in north Karnataka.

The earthquake was centr
ed in the Ganjankhed-Talni region (Maharashtra), India,
2.5 kms W of Killari (Maharashtra), India,
13.2 kms SSE of Ausa (Maharashtra), India,
15.5 kms W of Nilanga (Maharashtra), India,
23.7 kms S of Latur (Maharashtra), India,
24.5 kms ENE of Naldurg (Maharashtra), India,
30.2 kms WNW of Basavankalyan (Karnataka), India,
34.2 kms ESE of Osmanabad (Maharashtra), India,
49.5 kms NE of Solapur (Maharashtra), India,
53.4 kms NNW of Gulbarga (Karnataka), India,
90.8 kms SW of Nanded (Maharashtra), India,
136 kms NW of Nampalli, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), India,
253 kms ESE of CS International Airport, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.

If you felt this earthquake please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. The tremor was felt for close to 15-seconds in parts of Marathwada. At least 14 persons, mainly students, were injured in stampedes during the earthquake. At the Shanteshwar Vidhyalaya in Sastur, 8 students and a teacher were hurt while at the Balaji Vidhyalaya in Tausigarh, 4 students were hurt. Students were also hurt in stampedes at the Madanand school at Madansuri as well as at the Maharashtra Vidhyalaya and Neelkantheshwar Vidhyalaya at Killari. Cracks appeared in the walls of a school at Salgara. Part of the wall of an old wada collapsed at Borkheda while at Asiv in Ausa taluka the wall of a water tank collapsed. Kitchen utensils were displaced and tin roofs were heard rattling loudly. Officials at the Nilanga Panchayat ran outside in panic, some falling as they rushed outdoors. In Osmanabad district, it was felt at Banegaon, Belkund, Bhada, Killari, Korangala, Lamjan and Shivli in Ausa taluka as well as at Bakri, Bhutmugli, Hadoli, Kokalgaon, Madansuri, Malegaon and Tabala. Elsewhere in the districts of Latur and Osmanabad it was felt at Achler, Ashtakasar, Ausa, Bhatagali, Dhanuri, Ekundi Lohara, Jayvli, Kanegaon, Kasti, Lohara, Makni, Nilanga, Sastur and Tausigarh. In Latur town, it was felt in the industrial area, Babhalgaon Police thana area and Prakashnagar but was not felt in other areas. In neighbouring Solapur district, it was felt at Bhurikwatha, Gogav, Khairat, Kiranli and Wagdari,

This earthquake was also felt in adjacent parts of north Karnataka at Basavankalyan and Humnabad in Bidar district, at Afzalpur, Aland, Alanga, Anur, Chincholi, Gadlegaon, Gulbarga, Jamga, Khajuri, Khandal, Sedam, Tadola and Tugav in Gulbarga as well as in towns in Bijapur district. In Gulbarga town, where the tremor was mainly felt in the upper floors of buildings, many people ran outdoors in localities including Brahmpur, Jagat, M.B.Nagar and Satraswadi.


References
01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi, India.
02) Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute (MERI), Nashik, India.

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