range termed as "mild")
earthquake occurred in the Palar Valley region in Tamil Nadu, on
7 June 2008 at 23:35 PM local time. It had a magnitude of
M?=3.8 and was felt in many parts of Vellore district.
The earthquake was centred
8.2 kms ENE of Ambur
(Tamil Nadu), India
18.5 kms SW of Gudiyattam (Tamil Nadu), India
39.7 kms WSW of Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India,
42.3 kms NE of Tirupattur (Tamil Nadu), India,
49 kms E of Kuppam (Andhra Pradesh), India,
57.4 kms SW of Chitoor (Andhra Pradesh), India,
60.7 kms ESE of Kolar (Karnataka), India,
70 kms NNW of Thiruvanmalai (Tamil Nadu), India,
98 kms W of Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), Indiam
129 kms E of Koramangala, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India,
160 kms WSW of Egmore, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
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This earthquake was strongly felt at Gudiyattam
where people ran outdoors in panic. Tremors were at many places in
Vellore town including at Bagavam, Infantry Road, Kinamattom,
Kosapet, Otteri, Saidapet, Sathuvancheri, Shenbakkam as well as at
Officer's Lines in the Fort City. The tremors were felt for
several seconds in the town, shaking furniture and disturbing
standing water. Tremors were also felt at Ambur, Vaniyambadi &
Vellore district and at Arni, Polur & Sandhavasal in Tiruvannamalai district.
At Padavedu in the Tiruvannamalai district, it was felt for a few seconds by some people and
animals outdoors were frightened.
Slight tremors were also felt for 25-seconds by people on the
11th floor of an apartment building in Chennai. Minor plaster
cracks were noted and standing water was disturbed.
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