Earthquake of 4.4 magnitude jolts Vijayapura district on July 9

12:34 PM Jul 09, 2022 | PTI |

Vijayapura / Bengaluru: An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Vijayapura district on Saturday morning, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) said.


The earthquake occurred at 06:22:14 AM, epicenter at “2.3 km NW of Kannur GP, Vijayapura Taluk, Vijayapura district (Bordering Vijayapura and Maharashtra region)”, it said in a statement.

KSNDMC Director Manoj Rajan said, as per the Seismic Intensity map of the said earthquake from the epicenter, the intensity observed is moderate and the tremor might be felt up to a radial distance of 30-40 km from the epicenter.

“This type of earthquake would not create any harm to the local community as it is moderate, though there might be local vibrations felt. The epicenter falls in Seismic Zone III and the region is void of any structural discontinuities as per the tectonic map,” he said, adding that the community need not panic as the intensity observed is moderate.


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