Magnitude 6.1 - BHUTAN

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2009 September 21 08:53:06 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.1
Date-Time
Location27.346°N, 91.412°E
Depth14 km (8.7 miles) set by location program
RegionBHUTAN
Distances130 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=137, Nph=137, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.04 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2009lvap
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Felt Reports

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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