Last Updated: Thursday, February 9, 2012

North India Earthquake: Minor Damage Reported But Widely Felt In Chandigarh/Dehradun

Disaster Report: Shallow Earthquake Recorded Today In Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand. The Epicenter Is just 78 km  NNE Of Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India

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Chandigarh-Dehradun Earthquake- "Felt Reports"

March 05, 2012 earthquake in Haryana - Delhi Region, India (Today)


-Media reports of some houses developing cracks in Barkot area, place near to epicenter. Barkot is a town and a nagar panchayat in Uttarkashi District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Luckily it is least populated area. NO MAJOR DAMAGE REPORTED
 -The people of Chandigarh reacted immediately after the tremor. Flood of "Felt Reports" (below) also proves it. People in Yamuna Valley area of Uttarakhand were much panicked
-Felt even in Capital city, Delhi (light to weak). Remember Delhi is among thirty important cities in the country that fall into high risk seismic zone while Srinagar is on top.

February 10, 00:23 UTC 
No detail report obtained. Don't know why the medias aren't reporting about this quake? Now its morning and hope people will themselves report about their experiences regarding this earthquake in North India
Don't expect any major damage but may have certainly caused minor to light damage around epicenter area. Since the people from Chandigarh and Deharadun are mentioning of experiencing moderate shaking (but expect light), CERTAIN DAMAGE MUST BE AROUND EPICENTER AREA


The epicenter is near to Yamnotari, South of Govinda Pashu National park




Felt Reports Received by Disaster Report through "Felt reports Form" Click for more
Ravinder Mittal from Chandigarh: I felt the shock and got up.
Sandeep sharma from Baddi himanchal pradesh: At 00,59 hrs on 10/2/2012 felt the earth quake. Talked about this with many people but no body was knowing about it.
Mahender singh from Panchkula: I think it was for 10 door was vibrating.after these my bed vibrate strongly for 3 second. then i feel it and left my room and go away out side.
Shikha jafra from Chandigarh:i was almost half asleep in my bed and suddenly my bed started shaking sooo hard.. but just for a matter of a few seconds.. 2 or 3 seconds .. i wasn't even sure if its a quake.. probably because i was half asleep.. in the morning i got to know that it really was a quake.. from my friends and saw in the news
Jitender Sasan from Kishangarh, Chandigarh: I woke up from deep sleep and the bed was shaking.

Rashim Garg from Chandigarh: sleepless night
Jeevan ram from Roorkee: it was at time 00:51 am.felt 3 little shaking and and one more little shaking after 4-5 second.
Ashima Sharma from Chandigarh: I was talking on phone wid my soulmate when i felt the earthquake..... the beds start shacking. firstly i thought that there was some spirit like...... but other girls also felt the same.... then atlast i came to know that it was an earthquake.....i feel it for the first time....
Sonali bose from Dehradun: i felt like the house shaked for few sec & then the window glasses started shaking... oh ! its really wired.. !!!!
Amrinder Singh from Mohali: I was watching and suddenly my bed start shaking, so I just ruch out the house.
Gurpreet kaur from Mohali, Punjab: i was talking to my frnd and suddenly i felt my bed shaking. i got up and then realised that it was an earthquake......
Vishant boradia from Mohali: i was about to cry....i was really scared
Bhuvneshwar Sharma from Shimla: I am surprised that neither the weather cast agencies of the Govt. nor any media has reported about the earthquake, which took place on 09.02.2012 night at about 1.00 A.M in Shimla (HP).It lasted about 25to 30 seconds with a moderate shaking of about 4 to 5M.
Maninder singh  from Chandigarh: I am in chandigarh, India. Around 00.48am on 10th feb we felt shaking fr 5 sec
Jitender Kumar from Mohali: I felt my bed moving, certain noises in the room. time was around 12:40. i think though didnt thought of watching time, i was planning to run out when it suddenly stopped. very short tenured.
Vikram dogra from chandigarh: light to moderate trembling felt which lasted about 1.5 - 2 minutes

Pawan from Mohali: Thank I immedately felt and rush lasted, still feeling dizziness...but no damage
Veeran from Chandigarh:
Chandigarh,An earthquake, measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale, was felt in parts of Haryana. Met officials said here.
Saddique Shaleen from Mohali: 6.8 richter scale Earthquake felt In Chandigarh 
Gaurav bhanot from Mohali: M 6.8 richter scale
EMSC Felt Reports
Chandigarh: As if d bed was shaking badly n nothing else
Mohali: Stuck to the corner of building. Gave me quite a strength


Again the rumor has spread of earthquake of M 6.8 felt in North India. It was in the earlier case too, when it was felt in Capital New Delhi and One in Nepal/Sikkim border BUT M 6.8 earthquake at such depth is quite dangerous, Personally DON'T EXPECT EARTHQUAKE WITH SUCH LARGE MAGNITUDE


Saddique Shaleen send "Felt Reports" to "Disaster Report" immediatelt after the quake from Mohali, North India mentioning as, "Earthquake of moderate shaking felt In Chandigarh"

It will have well felt in North India. The intensity is enough to get felt as far as capital New Delhi. Since the time is midnight, most people will crawl the sites/blog in the morning BUT it makes people awake around epicenter


Indian seismological center mentions M 5.0 @ 10 km depth in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand. It mentions intensity as MODERATE. It means there is less chance of any major damage

M 5.1 moderate shallow earthquake stuck today in Uttaranchal, India (Madheso, Himachal Pradesh) with epicenter located 78 km NNE of Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India (@ 26 km depth). Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt above epicenter. People in Deharadun, Jubbal, Chandigarh and other reacted immediately after the quake.
Dehradun is the capital city of the State of Uttarakhand in north India which is located in the Garhwal region, 255 km north of India's capital New Delhi
The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design. Chandigarh is a city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana
19:17 UTC
(local time Friday, February 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM @ epicenter)

 Epicenter Location
78 km NNE of Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India
115 km E of Simla, Himachal Pradesh, India
134 km NNE of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
285 km NNE of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India

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Place Overview
Chandigarh is located near the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas in northwest India. It covers an area of approximately 44.5 sq mi or 114 km². and shares its borders with the states of Haryana in the east and Punjab in the north, west and south.
The surrounding districts are of Mohali, Patiala and Roopnagar in Punjab and Panchkula and Ambala in Haryana. The boundary of the state of Himachal Pradesh is also minutes away from its north border
Dehradun is famous for its picturesque landscape and pleasant climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in close proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital and Auli and Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Char Dham. In 2000 , Uttarakhand (earlier called Uttaranchal) state was created from the north-western districts of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and Dehradun made its provisional capital

Simla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh.A popular tourist destination, Shimla is often referred to as the "Queen of Hills," a term coined by the British.
Saharanpur is a city and a Municipal Corporation in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Saharanpur District as well as Saharanpur Division.
New Delhi is the capital city of India. Punjab is a state in the northwest of the Republic of India, forming part of the larger Punjab region. The state is bordered by the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh to the east, Haryana to the south and southeast and Rajasthan to the southwest as well as the Pakistani province of Punjab to the west, it is also bounded to the north by Jammu and Kashmir. The state capital is Chandigarh
(source wikipedia)

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