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Ranchan Dhura (Dharchula) Earthquakes, 2010

Date:

May-July 2010

Epicentre:

NW of Dharchula

Time:

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A series of mild to moderate earthquake (M4.0-4.9 termed as "mild" and M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") have occurred near Ranchan Dhura in the vicinity of Dharchula, Uttarakhand in June and July 2010. The first significant Mb=5.1 event occurred on 23 June 2010. This was followed by another Mb=4.7 earthquake on 4 July 2010 and a slightly larger Mb=5.2 earthquake on 7 June 2010.

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23 June 2010, Mb=5.1 Ranchan Dhura, NW of Dharchula
The earthquake on 23 June was centred 6.2 kms NW of Dharchula (Uttarakhand), India,
19.7 kms NE of Ashkote (Uttarakhand), India,

22 kms SSW of Sobala (Uttarakhand), India,
43.3 kms NE of Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand), India,
67.4 kms NNW of Dadeldhura (Mahakali), Nepal,
71.3 kms ENE of Bageshwar (Uttarakhand), India,
87.4 kms ENE of Almora (Uttarakhand), India,
99 kms NW of Bajura (Seti), Nepal,
116 kms ENE of Nainital (Uttarakhand), India,
155 kms NNE of Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), India,
241 kms ESE of Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.

This earthquake struck at 04:41:22 IST (23:11:22 UTC) on 23 June 2010 and had a magnitude of Mb=5.1. At least seven houses were damaged in the Kunar area near the Chiplakedar Mountain in Dharchula tehsil. The earthquake at 04:41 AM was felt strongly throughout Pitoragarh district including at Dharchula. Another earthquake was felt in the Dharchula region approximately twelve hours prior to this event. At least seven further events were felt in this area within a span of five and half hours after the first 'quake at 04:41 AM IST; at 08:15 AM IST, 09:30 AM IST, 11:00 AM IST, 11:45 AM IST, 12:00 PM IST and 13:30 PM IST.

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4 July 2010, Mb=4.7 Ranchan Dhura, W of Dharchula
The earthquake on 4 July was centred 5 kms SW of Kandar (Uttarakhand), India,
8.9 kms ESE of Dhamigaon (Uttarakhand), India,
17.4 kms WNW of Dharchula (Uttarakhand), India,
30.4 kms SW of Sobala (Uttarakhand), India,

36.
1 kms NNE of Pitoragarh (Uttarakhand), India,
69.3 kms NNW of Dadeldhura (Mahakali), Nepal,
59.1 kms E of Bageshwar (Uttarakhand), India,
75.2 kms ENE of Almora (Uttarakhand), India,
109 kms NW of Bajura (Seti), Nepal,
104 kms NE of Nainital (Uttarakhand), India,
150 kms NNE of Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), India,
228 kms ESE of Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.

This earthquake struck at 08:05:59 IST (02:35:59 UTC) on 4 July 2010 and had a magnitude of Mb=4.7. A house collapsed in this earthquake in the village of Tauli in the Jauljibi area killing seven goats in an adjacent cattle shed. The occupants of the house escaped before it collapsed. People ran outdoors at Almora, Dharchula and Pithoragarh. Tremors were felt at Didihat, Munsiari, Pitoragarh, Thal and in other parts of Pithoragarh district. There are no reports of this earthquake from western Nepal.

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7 July 2010, Mb=5.2 Ranchan Dhura, W of Dharchula
The earthquake on 7 July was centred 11 kms W of Dharchula (Uttarakhand), India,
16.6 kms ESE of Dhamigaon (Uttarakhand), India,
17.4 kms WNW of Dharchula (Uttarakhand), India,
31.2 kms SW of Sobala (Uttarakhand), India,
34.4
kms NE of Pitoragarh (Uttarakhand), India,
62.7
kms NNW of Dadeldhura (Mahakali), Nepal,
64.1 kms E of Bageshwar (Uttarakhand), India,
78.5 kms ENE of Almora (Uttarakhand), India,
73.1 kms NW of Bajura (Seti), Nepal,
106 kms NE of Nainital (Uttarakhand), India,
147 kms NNE of Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), India,
235 kms ESE of Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India.

This earthquake struck at 00:38:24 IST (19:08:24 UTC) on 7 July 2010 and had a magnitude of Mb=5.2. This is the strongest earthquake thus far in this sequence. Tremors were felt as far as Delhi.

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References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (PDE), Golden, USA.
02)
Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GSR), Obninsk, Russia.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media.

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