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M3.8 Ambur Earthquake, 2008


7 June 2008


ENE of Ambur, Tamil Nadu


18:05:23 UTC (23:35:23 IST)


12.800 N (IMD)


78.800 E (IMD)


33 kms (IMD)


M? 3.8 (IMD)

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A mild (M3.0-M3.9 range termed as "mild") earthquake occurred in the Palar Valley region in Tamil Nadu, on 7 June 2008 at 23:35 PM local time. It had a magnitude of M?=3.8 and was felt in many parts of Vellore district.

The earthquake was cent
red 8.2 kms ENE of Ambur (Tamil Nadu), India
18.5 kms SW of Gudiyattam (Tamil Nadu), India
39.7 kms WSW of Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India,
42.3 kms NE of Tirupattur (Tamil Nadu), India,
49 kms E of Kuppam (Andhra Pradesh), India,
57.4 kms SW of Chitoor (Andhra Pradesh), India,
60.7 kms ESE of Kolar (Karnataka), India,
70 kms NNW of Thiruvanmalai (Tamil Nadu), India,
98 kms W of Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), Indiam
129 kms E of Koramangala, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India,
160 kms WSW of Egmore, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.

If you felt this event, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. This earthquake was strongly felt at Gudiyattam where people ran outdoors in panic. Tremors were at many places in Vellore town including at Bagavam, Infantry Road, Kinamattom, Kosapet, Otteri, Saidapet, Sathuvancheri, Shenbakkam as well as at Officer's Lines in the Fort City. The tremors were felt for several seconds in the town, shaking furniture and disturbing standing water. Tremors were also felt at Ambur, Vaniyambadi & Walajapet in Vellore district and at Arni, Polur & Sandhavasal in Tiruvannamalai district. At Padavedu in the Tiruvannamalai district, it was felt for a few seconds by some people and animals outdoors were frightened. Slight tremors were also felt for 25-seconds by people on the 11th floor of an apartment building in Chennai. Minor plaster cracks were noted and standing water was disturbed.

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

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