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M3.7 Narsipatnam Earthquake, 2008


29 May 2008


NNW of Narsipatnam, A.P.


11:20:07 UTC (16:50:07 IST)


17.700 N (IMD)


82.600 E (IMD)


5 kms (IMD)


M? 3.7 (IMD)

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A mild earthquake occurred on the Northern Circars Coast in north-east Andhra Pradesh, India, on 29 May 2008 at 16:50 PM local time. It had a magnitude of M?=3.7 and was felt in many parts of Visakhpatnam district resulting in a few injuries and minor damage.

The earthquake was centre
d 4 kms NNW of Narsipatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India,
11 kms WSW of Kottakota (Andhra Pradesh), India,
24 kms E of Krishnadevipeta (Andhra Pradesh), India,
33 kms WSW of Madugula (Andhra Pradesh), India,
42.4 kms W of Anakapalle (Andhra Pradesh), India,
74.7 kms W of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India,
95.5 kms WSW of Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh), India,
105 kms SE of Malkangiri (Chhattisgarh), India,
116 kms ENE of Rajamundry
(Andhra Pradesh), India,
130 kms S of Jeypore
(Orissa), India,
170 kms SSE of Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), India,
249 kms NE of Vijayawada
(Andhra Pradesh), India,
443 kms E of Hyderabad
(Andhra Pradesh), India.

If you felt this event, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. Tremors from this earthquake were felt in many parts of Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. At Narsipatnam where it was felt for 3-seconds, people ran outdoors in panic and several children were injured. Roofs tiles were dislodged at Koduru and at Madugula, part of a compound wall collapsed. At Butchaiahpeta, Chodavaram, Madugula, Ravikamatam and Rolugunta people ran outdoors and kitchen utensils were displaced. Tremors were also felt at Kotauratla, Makavarapalem and Natavaram in the Narsipatnam area. There are no reports of this earthquake being felt in Kakinada, Visakhapatnam or Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh or in adjacent parts of Orissa.

01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
02) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel

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