Moderate earthquake - Assam, India on April 16, 2013 - 1 girl killed, 3 injured by landslide

One girl was killed and three others were injured by a landslide, which was triggered by this earthquake. No damage occured.

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Magnitude : 4.5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-04-16 06:53:24

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-04-16 01:23:24

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 40 km

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USGS Assam, India Apr 16 01:23 4.4 49 MAP
  • north Guwahati - Mother nature woke me up with moderate shake. It was for less than 5 sec.
  • Siliguri - Was woken up from sleep when the bed started shaking. Very light tremor lasted a few seconds only.
  • Guwahati - It shaked me up from my sleep so strongly...evryone around me woke up... dogs were happened for a few secs only...but its memory is deep felt...
  • Guwahati - light shaking woke me up
  • Jagiroad, Assam - 7.15 a.m.Just now had an earthquake. It was a good jolt. Lasted for around 20 secs. Nice way to start the day. The building creaked and shook ominously. I took my cells, cards and camera and rushed out and by the time I climbed down the stairs, the earth stood still. I think the building is still vibrating from the jolt or maybe my head is reeling.
  • Guwahati - Woke up with a jolt. Must ve lasted for two seconds, but the intensity was higher than the recent ones.
  • Gelephu - my knock-downs rattled...
  • Guwahati - once again mother nature has woken me up but dis time showing her furious face bed shook like anything....thank god it was only for 3 or 4 secs..
  • IIT, Guwahati, Amingaon - It was a moderate earthquake but earthquakes are quite frequent in Assam during monsoons. last year there were earthquake almost every weekend for 2 -3 weeks.
  • Guwahati - I have a really deep sleep despite that I was shook right up by the jolt of this earthquake... And by the time I realised what was shook no more and I went back to sleep...
  • Guwahati - i was sleeping and the bed started shaking. since i live in a hostel the commotion outside and the shaking woke me up
  • IIT North Guwahati - It started with slow shaking and suddenly within 3 seconds there was a sudden peak in vibration and within 3 seconds it came to mild shaking, then it last for 5-8 seconds.
  • Guwahati - duration is less than 1 Sec
  • Guwahati - woke up with sudden strong shaking for 2-3 sec and the intensity was higher than the past few quakes
  • Guwahati - it was a strong shaking . it wke me up with a startle . though it was short , it was frightening .
  • Sector 135 Noida - Our office building shacked twice...
  • Gurgaon - I was sitting on my chair and the house keeping was cleaning the floor...i felt that he is touching my chair again and again but whrn I turned aroud I found no one and thus realized its a quake..still feeling heaviness in mind
  • surat,Gujarat,India - working with my colleague.thought he is shaking his leg.when he said NO then realized that it is earthqauke
  • gurgaon - it was for about 1 minut
  • Punjabari - its a great experience to feel.....
  • iit guwahati - It was strong shaking
  • Suratgarh , Sriganganagar, Rajasthan - It was a little shakimg , I was afraid as I experienced it first time.
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh - I felt it.
  • EMSC Assam, India Apr 16 01:23 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeastern India Apr 16 01:23 4.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO



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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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