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M4.8 Paddar Valley Earthquake


28 May 2010


S of Chirgaon, Himachal Pradesh


07:25:06 UTC (12:55:06 IST)


31.210 N (PDE)


77.871 E (PDE)


43.6 kms (PDE)


Mb=4.8 (PDE); M?=4.3 (IMD)

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A light earthquake (M4.0-4.9 termed as light) struck Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh near the villages of Chirgaon and Khashdhar, along the Himachal-Uttarakhand border, on 28 May 2010 at 12:55 PM local time. It had a magnitude of Mb=4.8 and was felt in several parts of Himachal Pradesh and possibly in adjacent parts of Uttarakhand.

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The earthquake was centr
ed 2 kms S of Chirgaon (Himachal Pradesh), India,
11.3 kms E of Rohru (Himachal Pradesh), India,
15 kms ENE of Hatkoti (Himachal Pradesh), India,
39.5 kms ESE of Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh), India,
52.6 kms SW of Reckong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), India,
54.8 kms NW of Barkot (Uttarakhand), India,
68 kms ENE of Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), India,
75.6 kms NW of Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand), India,
99.4 kms NNW of Ghantaghar, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India,
110 kms SE of Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), India,
114 kms ENE of Punjab & Haryana Secretariat (Chandigarh), India.

This earthquake was strongly in the Paddar Valley to the east of the state capital, Shimla. Many people ran outdoors at Jubbal Kotkahi where the 'quake was felt for close to 10-seconds. Severe tremors were felt in Chirgaon, Dodra, Kwar, Rohru and the adjoining areas sending people running outdoors in panic. Tremors were also experienced at Kumarsen, Narkhanda and in the adjoining villages as well as in the Rampur Bashahr and Siraj regions. The earthquake was also felt in Mandi and Solan. In the Kangra Valley, people went outdoors. A felt report received from Bahli said the earthquake was strongly felt and shook furniture and free standing objects without causing any material damage. Mild tremors were also felt in Shimla. There have been no reports of damage or casualties as a result of this earthquake.

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

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

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