The Deccan fault split
Date: 30.September 1993
Origin line: 03 hours 55 minutes
Epicentre: Latitude 18.07 N Longitude 76.62 E
Focal Depth: 12 kms
The Indian peninsular region, regarded as a comparatively stable part of our subcontinent was rocked a devastating earthquake centred near Latur in Maharashtra on September 30, 1993. The quake had an official death toll, as provided by the state government toll was 7601. Other estimates put the toll at about 20,000.
While most of the deaths were in Latur and Osmanabad districts, other surrounding districts of Maharashtra and some Karnataka districts were also affected. The devastation was so great that dwellings in several villages of these two districts were totally converted to debris. An estimated 30,000 destroyed in the earthquake. About 25 villages were completely destroyed. Mostly damages were conspicuously concentrated in the close proximity of North and South banks of Tirna River.