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M3.8 Sindvani Earthquake, 2003


27 July 2003


NE of Sindvani, Maharashtra


04:35:33 UTC (10:05:33 IST)


21.878 N (ISC)


74.341 E (ISC)


20 kms (ISC)


ML 3.8 (IMD); Mb 3.7 (ISC)

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A mild earthquake struck the border areas of the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on 27 July 2003 at 10:05 AM local time. It caused some minor damage in the region and had a magnitude of ML=3.8.

The earthquake was centred 3.7 kms NE of Sindvani (Maharashtra), India,
14.5 kms NE of Dhadgaon (Maharashtra), India,
37.9 kms NNE of Taloda (Maharashtra), India,
58 kms N of Nandurbar (Maharashtra), India,
60.3 kms WSW of Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), India,
86.5 kms E of Rajpipla (Gujarat), India,
118 kms NNW of Dhule (Maharashtra), India,
128 kms SE of Vadodara (Gujarat), India

The tremor was felt strongly at Dhadgaon (Nandurbar), Maharashtra. One wall collapse was reported from here and many other buildings developed cracks. Roof tiles fell off many buildings and household articles were displaced or fell down.

The quake was felt at Dediapada, Rajpipla, Sagbara and Tilakwada talukas of Narmada district and Kawant taluka in Vadodara district of Gujarat. It was also felt at Kevadia Colony in the vicinity of the Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Narmada district. It was also felt in Akkalkuva, Molgi, Nandurbar, Shahada and Taloda talukas of Nandurbar District in Maharashtra. In the town of Taloda if was felt for several seconds.

01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire, UK.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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