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Savalde is located in Maharashtra
Savalde is located in India
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°30′12″N 74°28′29″E / 21.5033°N 74.4747°E / 21.5033; 74.4747Coordinates: 21°30′12″N 74°28′29″E / 21.5033°N 74.4747°E / 21.5033; 74.4747
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Nandurbar
Population (2007)
 • Total 889
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 425409
Telephone code 02565
Vehicle registration MH 39
Nearest city Nandurbar
Lok Sabha constituency Nandurbar

Savalde (also spelled as 'Sawalde', 'Sawalda', 'Savalda') is a small village in Shahada taluka in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra state in India. Savalde village is situated around 5 km South-west of Shahada.[1]


Savalde Village

Savalde village is situated around 5 km away from Shahada and around 1 km west from Maharashtra State Highway Number 1 on Shahada-Dhule road. Savalde is very small village. Occupation of almost all the villagers is farming. For important shopping, health treatment or higher education villagers go to Shahada which is easily accessible by bus, private vehicle or stopping any on route to Shahada passenger riksha on Highway. Fresh vegetables and milk in Shahada town comes from villages like Savalde.

Seismograph station[edit]

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd Seismograph Station Office Signboard At Savalde Near Shahada
Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd Seismograph Station Office At Savalde Near Shahada

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd has installed 9 seismograph stations around Sardar Sarovar Dam to monitor any seismic activity due to water in dam. These stations are Alirajpur Badwani Kooksi in Madhya Pradesh, Sagbara Ghabana Jeetgarh Kwant Naswadi in Gujarat and Shahada in Maharashtra. Out of these 9 seismograph stations around Sardar sarovar dam, only two seismograph stations, Shahada and Sagbara, are fully functional.[2] Shahada is one of these 9 Seismograph Stations. As seismograph machines are installed away from ground vehicle traffic, seismograph machine is installed in the west direction of Savalde village, just outside the village. Seismograph station at Savalde was also worn out and was not in working condition until 10 November 2006 Savalde earthquake.

10 November 2006 earthquake[edit]

In the night of 10 November 2006, Savalde villagers reported to Shahada Police Station sounds coming from underground and ground vibrations. After verification, police vans alerted people in Shahada town and nearby villages to remain alert. Nothing happened in the night of 10 November. But in the afternoon of next day, tremors of magnitude 2.8 struck to Shahada tahsil region. No damage done to property or any life anywhere except cracks on the walls of few houses in Savalde village. Scientists from GSDA(Groundwater Surveys and Development Agency) and MERI (Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute) Nasik visited the Savalde village and concluded that underground sounds and tremors occurred because of pressure of weak lithosphere on air pockets in natural or human made cavities inside lithosphere. Due to heavy rain in August 2006, pressure over weak lithosphere mantle increased. Weak lithosphere mantle crashed in this cavity and hence on air inside cavity which caused underground sounds and tremors.[3]


  1. ^ "Welcome to OURVILLAGEINDIA.ORG". Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Seismic shock: Worn-off instrument on job in Sardar Sarovar Dam area". November 23, 2008. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Facilities at District Disaster Management - NandurbarDistrict". Archived from the original on April 10, 2009. Retrieved 2016-07-16.