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M5.9 Dundas Point, North Andaman, 2010


18 June 2010 *UTC*


SE of Dundas Point


23:09:32 UTC  


13.245 (PDE)


93.086 E (PDE)


27 kms (PDE)


Mw 5.9 (HRV), 5.8 (PDE)

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A moderate earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred off Dundas Point in the vicinity of Port Cornwallis near Diglipur on 19 June 2010 at 04:39 IST. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=5.9 and was very widely felt in the Andaman Islands causing some minor damage on North Andaman.

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The earthquake was centred 3.7 kms SE of Dundas Point (North Andaman Island), India,
9.6 kms ESE of Diglipur (North Andaman Island), India,

21.4 kms SE of Shyamnagar (North Andaman Island), India,

23.8 kms NE of Kalighat (North Andaman Island), India,

42.1 kms NNE of Mayabandar (Middle Andaman Island), India,
82 kms S of Little Coco Island (Ayeywarwaddy), Myanmar,
85.2 kms NNE of Rangat (Middle Andaman Island), India,
178 kms NNE of Port Blair (South Andaman Island), India.

This earthquake was strongly felt on North Andaman Island. At Diglipur, on North Andaman Island, people ran outdoors in panic; people experienced some difficult running outdoors due to the intensity of shaking. Roads developed cracks in the Diglipur region. Damage to property was widespread and eight government buildings developed cracks. Loose objects were thrown down in homes and businesses. The newly constructed Diglipur Jetty was also damaged. Tremors were also felt on Middle Andaman and at Port Blair on South Andaman Island.

This is one of the the largest earthquakes in this immediate region since 26 December 2004 when a Mb=5.7 aftershock from the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake occurred off the east coast of North Andaman near Taralait Bay. Other notable earthquakes in this general area include the Mw=6.6 West Island earthquake in March 2010 and the Mw=6.5 Diglipur earthquake in 2002.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (PDE), Golden, USA.
02) Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
03) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire, U.K.

04) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel

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