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M4.5 Pindar Valley Earthquake

Date:

2 May 2010

Epicentre:

E of Lilam, Uttarakhand

Time:

22:36:29 UTC (04:06:29 IST)

Latitude:

30.140 N (PDE)

Longitude:

80.157 E (PDE)

Depth:

60.5 kms (PDE)

Magnitude:

Mb=4.5 (PDE); M?=4.6 (IMD)

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A light earthquake (M4.0-4.9 termed as light) struck Chamoli and Bageshwar districts in Uttarakhand near the villages of Dwali and Lilam on 2 May 2010 at 04:06 AM local time. It had a magnitude of Mb=4.5 and was felt in several parts of eastern Uttarakhand apart from causing minor damage at a few places the Pindar Valley in Chamoli district.

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The earthquake was centr
ed 7 kms E of Lilam (Uttarakhand), India,
16 kms SSE of Nanda Kot peak (Uttarakhand), India,
37 kms NNE of Udiyari (Uttarakhand), India,
49.6 kms NE of Bageshwar (Uttarakhand), India,
62 kms NNW of Pitoragarh (Uttarakhand), India,
73 kms SE of Joshimath (Uttarakhand), India,
85.5 kms ESE of Gopeshwar (Uttarakhand), India,
106 kms NE of Nainital (Uttarakhand), India,
131 kms E of Srinagar (Uttarakhand), India,
205 kms ESE of Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.

This earthquake was strongly felt at Gopeshwar and in the Pindar Valley in Chamoli district where people ran screaming out of their homes. Some buildings in the Pindar Valley developed cracks. Elsewhere in Chamoli district, it was felt at Adbadri (Chaandpur Patti area), Karnaprayag, Nainisen, Nauti and Simli in the Karnaprayag area. In the Gauchar area, people were woken up at Bhatnagar, Gauchar, Panai, Rawalnagar and Sidoli. In the Narayanbagar area near Tharali, residents were frightened and went outdoors at Burjola, Chopta, Gwaldham, Harmani, Kulsari, Lolti, Maal, Solpatti and Talwari. The walls of the Jajjar Bhavan in the primary school complex at Raei developed cracks while walls of kutchha buildings in Jabbarkot also developed cracks. Buildings and outhouses also developed cracks at Maal, Kamlanand, and Hanskoti, also in the Narayanbagar area. In the Debal area, tremors were felt at Boragad, Melkhet and Mundoli. Light tremors were reported from Srinagar (Gharwal). Tremors were also felt at Dhasholi where it revived memories of the 1999 Chamoli earthquake. In Bageshwar district, it was felt at Bageshwar where people were frightened and went outdoors. In Rudraprayag district, there was some panic and people went outdoors at Agustmuni, Phata, Rudraprayag and Tilwara. 


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (PDE), Golden, USA.

02)
India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi, India.
03)
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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