Magnitude 6.1 - BHUTAN
2009 September 21 08:53:06 UTC
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|Depth||14 km (8.7 miles) set by location program|
|Distances||130 km (80 miles) NNW of Gauhati, Assam, India|
180 km (110 miles) E of THIMPHU, Bhutan
610 km (380 miles) NNE of Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
1410 km (870 miles) E of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||NST=137, Nph=137, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.04 sec, Gp= 22°,|
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
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At least eleven people killed and dozens injured in Mongar and Tashigang due to collapsed buildings. Many buildings destroyed and many roads have been damaged. Cracks appeared in buildings at Guwahati, India. Felt (IV) at Thimphu, Bhutan. Also felt at Tashigang and Tshongdue. Felt (II) at Calcutta, India. Also felt at Bidhannagar, Dispur, Kalimpong, Mussoorie, Nagaon, Nalbari, North Dum Dum, Patna, Shillong, Silchar and Tezpur. Felt in northern Bangladesh and at Lhasa, China.
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