Earthquake measuring 4.7 shakes Maharashtra

September 17th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Earthquake in India
There was an earthquake in the State if Maharashtra, India with the magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake occured on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 21:47:14 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time ) and on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at
03:17:14 AM local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 90 km (55 miles) NW of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, 135 km (85 miles) S of Pune, Maharashtra, 205 km (130 miles) SSE of Mumbai
(Bombay), Maharashtra,1305 km (810 miles) SSW of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India with the depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program.

Maharashtra is located Western India and is India’s third largest state in the area. Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra, is India’s largest
city and is second largest in population by 9.4 per cent.

So far there have been no reports of any damage.

Previously on September 30th 1993 a devastating quake rocked Maharashtra, leaving more than 10,000 dead, 67 villages flattened and 120,000 homeless.

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