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                 Dharamsala  Earthquake 1905    
   

  Date

 4th April 1905

  Epicentre:

 3.9 kilometers south of Pathyar (H.P.), India
  Latitude:  32.10o N (2)
  Longitude:  76.40o E (2)
  Origin Time:  06:19:48 IST (2)
  Magnitude:  Mw 7.8 (2), Ms 7.8 (1)

This is the deadliest earthquake in modern Indian history. Close to 19,800 people were killed and thousands were injured in the Kangra area. Most buildings were destroyed at Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala. Damage also extended into the Dehradun area. Landslides and rockfalls occurred in the region. Damage was also reported from many large cities in the Punjab, like Amritsar, Lahore, Jullunder and Ludhiana. Felt over much of the northern sub-continent, as far east as Kolkata.

Photos of 1905 earth quake all Images except Barjeshwari Devi temple  by Karl V. Steinbrugge   

Courtesy   Collection " Earthquake Engineering Research Center.   

Barjeshwari Devi temple Kangra after  4th April 1905 earth quake. Image by Middlemiss, C.S. Courtesy   Collection " Earthquake  Engineering Research Center.

           

          Area below Kangra Bhawan after earth quake
 
           Palampur market after earth quake
 
              Bajura temple Kullu  after 1905 earth quake
 
        Chari village near Dharamsala  after earthquake

                    Geology (Kangra District)

 

 

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