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
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),
81.3 kilometres NNE
of Gandhidham (Gujarat), India,
101 kilometres ENE of Bhuj (Gujarat),
106 kilometres NNW of Morbi (Gujarat), India,
147 kilometres NNE of Jamnagar
228 kilometres WNW of Ahmedabad
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
International Seismological Centre (ISC),
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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