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M5.0 Suvi Earthquake, 2003


5 August 2003


N of Suvi, Gujarat


11:08:02 UTC (16:38:02 IST)  


23.725 N (ISC)


70.504 E (ISC)


16.0 kms (ISC)


Mw 5.0 (HRV)

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A moderate earthquake struck Gujarat, India, on 5 August 2003 at 16:38 PM local time causing minor damage in eastern Kachchh and considerable panic elsewhere Gujarat, India. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=5.0.

The earthquake was centred 12 kilometres N of Suvi (Gujarat), India,
21.7 kilometres NW of Rapar (Gujarat), India,
36 kilometres N of Adhoi (Gujarat), India,
51.4 kilometres NE of Bhachau (Gujarat), India,
81.3 kilometres NNE of Gandhidham (Gujarat), India,
1 kilometres ENE of Bhuj (Gujarat), India,
106 kilometres NNW of Morbi (Gujarat), India,
47 kilometres NNE of Jamnagar (Gujarat), India,
28 kilometres WNW of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India.

This earthquake was felt strongly in the state of Gujarat. It was felt in many parts of Kachchh district including the town of Rapar. Unconfirmed reports stated that a few buildings in Rapar developed cracks. Many people rushed outdoors on experiencing the tremor. The shock was also felt much of Saurashtra, including Junagadh and Surengernagar. In Rajkot, residents of high-rise buildings felt distinct tremors. In Ahmedabad, the quake was felt throughout the city. Windows rattled and hanging objects oscillated. Many people left apartment buildings and offices and went outdoors in panic. The tremor was felt in many parts of the city including on Ashram Road, Khamasa, Paldi, Shahibaug. News of the tremor spread panic among the residents of Satellite, Vastrapur, Navrangpura, Naranpura, Gurukul and other areas like Vasna, Danapith, Maninagar and Paldi, which saw widespread damage during the 2001 Bhuj earthquake. The quake was also felt in Gandhinagar and to a lesser extent in Surat and Vadodara.

01) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire.
02) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
04) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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