moderate earthquake struck the eastern
Great Rann in Gujarat, India, on 7 March
2006 at 23:50 PM local time causing a few injuries and minor
damage to property in Rapar taluka, India.
The earthquake had a magnitude of
Mw=5.5 and is the strongest earthquake in this
immediate region since a Mw=5.8 aftershock on 28 January 2001 from
the Bhuj earthquake in January 2001.
was centred 6
kilometres S of Mouna (Gujarat), India,
27.1 kilometres NNW of Adesar (Gujarat), India,
30.3 kilometres NE of Rapar (Gujarat), India,
77.1 kilometres E of Radhanpur (Gujarat), India,
115 kilometres SSW of Bakhasar (Rajasthan), India,
112 kilometres NE of Anjar (Gujarat), India,
134 kilometres NE of Bhuj (Gujarat), India,
152 kilometres SE of Mithi (Sindh), Pakistan,
196 kilometres NW of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India,
350 kilometres NW of Surat (Gujarat), India.
7 people were
injured in Rapar taluka in this earthquake. Three people were hurt
at Jatawada village, including a 70-year old woman who was injured
in a wall collapse. Other injuries were reported from the villages
of Lodhrani, Nudhrani, Selari and Vaghela Vaas.
Most people were injured when portions of houses fell on them
during the earthquake.
Tremors from this earthquake were distinctly felt in many parts of
Kachchh including at Adesar, Balasar, Bhachau, Bhimasar, Bhuj,
Gedi, Fatehgarh, Jamnagar and Rapar as well as at Morbi in
Saurashtra. It was felt distinctly by the occupants of high-rise
buildings in Ahmedabad and some people went outdoors in panic.
Elsewhere in Gujarat, India, the earthquake was felt at
Amreli, Bhavnagar, Dhranghadra, Dhoraji, Godhra,
Gondal, Junagarh, Kodinar, Lalpur, Mehsana, Porbandar, Rajkot,
Ranavav, Surat, Surendranagar, Than, Vadodara, Vinchia and
Strong tremors were also felt at Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tando Jam,
Tharpakar, Umarkot as well as in the adjoining areas of the Sindh
province in Pakistan. Light tremors were also felt in southern parts
of Rajasthan, India including at Barmer, Jalore, Mandar, Mount Abu,
Ratanpur, Raniwara and Sanchor.