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Earthquake of 2.6 magnitude was recorded south of Sandur, Ballari

A light 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck 6.3 km (3.9 mi) from Sandur, Karnataka, around noon on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 1:34 pm local time (Asia/Kolkata GMT +5:30). The quake had a very shallow depth of 8 km (5 mi) and went unfelt or unreported. Sandur, a nearby town with 29,000 residents located 6.3 km (3.9 mi) north of the epicenter, likely experienced very weak shaking.

EARTHQUAKE STATISTICS

Based on data from the past 54 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 2.8 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):

Magnitude 4 or higher: 0.47 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.1 years)

Magnitude 3 or higher: 0.47 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.1 years)

Magnitude 2 or higher: 2.8 quakes per year

The area where this quake occurred has very few earthquakes, most of them being very small (below magnitude 3). Larger quakes with magnitudes above 3 might occur occasionally. However, it has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 4 since 2018, suggesting that larger earthquakes of this size happen infrequently, approximately every 1 to 5 years.

DistancePlaceMAX. SHAKING INTENSITYRegion
6 km (4 mi)N of epicenterSandūr(pop: 29,000)II: Very weakBallari, Karnataka
32 km (20 mi)NW of epicenterHospet(pop: 197,800)I: Not feltBallari, Karnataka
42 km (26 mi)E of epicenterBellary(pop: 336,700)I: Not feltBallari, Karnataka
42 km (26 mi)SW of epicenterKottūru(pop: 24,000)I: Not feltBallari, Karnataka
45 km (28 mi)N of epicenterGangavati(pop: 106,300)I: Not feltKoppal, Karnataka
49 km (30 mi)SE of epicenterRāyadrug(pop: 60,000)I: Not feltAnantapur, Andhra Pradesh
55 km (34 mi)NW of epicenterKoppal(pop: 60,900)I: Not feltKarnataka
66 km (41 mi)SW of epicenterHarpanahalli(pop: 45,000)I: Not feltDavangere, Karnataka
66 km (41 mi)W of epicenterHadagalli(pop: 25,300)I: Not feltBallari, Karnataka
74 km (46 mi)W of epicenterMundargi(pop: 21,800)I: Not feltGadag, Karnataka
76 km (47 mi)NE of epicenterSiruguppa(pop: 47,900)I: Not feltBallari, Karnataka
76 km (47 mi)E of epicenterUravakonda(pop: 33,500)I: Not feltAnantapur, Andhra Pradesh
80 km (50 mi)S of epicenterChallakere(pop: 53,500)I: Not feltChitradurga, Karnataka
80 km (50 mi)SE of epicenterKalyandurg(pop: 29,300)I: Not feltAnantapur, Andhra Pradesh
85 km (53 mi)N of epicenterSindhnūr(pop: 68,800)I: Not feltRaichur, Karnataka
89 km (55 mi)E of epicenterGuntakal(pop: 121,000)I: Not feltAnantapur, Andhra Pradesh
89 km (56 mi)NW of epicenterKushtagi(pop: 24,200)I: Not feltKoppal, Karnataka
91 km (57 mi)S of epicenterChitradurga(pop: 138,600)I: Not feltKarnataka
92 km (57 mi)SW of epicenterDavangere(pop: 435,100)I: Not feltKarnataka
97 km (60 mi)SW of epicenterMāyakonda(pop: 6,450): Not feltDavangere, Karnataka
98 km (61 mi)SW of epicenterHarihar(pop: 78,000): Not feltDavangere, Karnataka
100 km (62 mi)NW of epicenterGajendragad(pop: 29,700): Not feltGadag, Karnataka
102 km (64 mi)NE of epicenterAdoni(pop: 163,600): Not feltKurnool, Andhra Pradesh
108 km (67 mi)NW of epicenterGadag(pop: 162,600): Not feltKarnataka
109 km (68 mi)SW of epicenterRānībennur(pop: 99,100): Not feltHaveri, Karnataka
109 km (68 mi)NW of epicenterGadag-Betageri(pop: 172,800): Not feltGadag, Karnataka
113 km (70 mi)NW of epicenterIlkal(pop: 56,900): Not feltBagalkot, Karnataka
120 km (74 mi)NE of epicenterMānvi(pop: 41,600): Not feltRaichur, Karnataka
120 km (75 mi)E of epicenterAnantapur(pop: 240,400): Not feltAndhra Pradesh
121 km (75 mi)S of epicenterHiriyūr(pop: 53,500): Not feltChitradurga, Karnataka
126 km (78 mi)W of epicenterHāveri(pop: 60,200): Not feltHaveri, Karnataka
130 km (81 mi)NE of epicenterEmmiganūr(pop: 80,900): Not feltKurnool, Andhra Pradesh
130 km (81 mi)SE of epicenterPāvugada(pop: 32,100): Not feltTumkur, Karnataka
143 km (89 mi)SE of epicenterDharmavaram(pop: 114,100): Not feltAnantapur, Andhra Pradesh
148 km (92 mi)S of epicenterSīra(pop: 57,900): Not feltTumkur, Karnataka
157 km (97 mi)NE of epicenterRaichur(pop: 226,000): Not feltKarnataka
158 km (98 mi)NW of epicenterBagalkot(pop: 97,300): Not feltKarnataka
160 km (99 mi)SW of epicenterBhadravati(pop: 163,900): Not feltShimoga, Karnataka
162 km (100 mi)SW of epicenterShimoga(pop: 319,600): Not feltShimoga, Karnataka
255 km (159 mi)SE of epicenterBangalore(pop: 5,104,000): Not feltBengaluru Urban, Karnataka

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