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 centred
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),
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
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.
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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.
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