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Aurangabad is located at . It has an average elevation of 551 metres (1,801 feet). The city lies on the Deccan Traps lava plateau. The region is seismically active zone and experiences quakes often. In 1819, the region was struck by a severe earthquake known as "Gadhaknath" which had its epicentre in Gondkhairi village near Pune; it killed over 30,000 people in Marathwada alone. On 8 June 1905 another devastating quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale occurred with its epicentre near Latur town killing about 20,000 people in Aurangabad district itself and destroying most of the infrastructure across Marathwada including several historical monuments like Daulatabad Fort etc.