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M5.5 Vondh Earthquake, 2006


6 April 2006


ESE of Vondh, Gujarat


17:59:17 UTC (23:29:17 IST)


23.308 N (NEIC)


70.444 E (NEIC)


10.1 kms (NEIC)


Mw 5.5 (NEIC; HRV)

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A moderate earthquake struck the Kachchh region in Gujarat, India, on 6 April 2006 at 23:29 PM local time causing minor damage to property. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=5.5. This is second event of this magnitude in this region since a Mw=5.5 on 7 March 2006.

The earthquake was centred 4.7 kilometres ENE of Vondh (Gujarat), India,
10.2 kilometres ENE of Bhachau (Gujarat), India,
25.7 kilometres SE of Chobari (Gujarat), India,
35.8 kilometres SW of Rapar (Gujarat), India,
41.2 kilometres NE of Gandhidham (Gujarat), India,
80.3 kilometres ENE of Bhuj (Gujarat), India,
102 kilometres NE of Jamnagar (Gujarat), India,
222 kilometres W of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India.

Some buildings suffered minor damage at Rapar in Kachchh. This earthquake was felt throughout Gujarat including most of Kachchh, Saurashtra and North Gujarat. Minor damage was reported from Rapar in eastern Kachchh. Many people ran outdoors at Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Surat and Vadodara among other places. It was also felt at Bhuj, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kavi, Limbdi, Mahesana, Maliya, Morbi, Nadiad, Palanpur, Patan, Porbander, Rajkot, Surat, Surendranagar, Tankara, Valsad, Vapi and Wankaner.

Elsewhere in India, it was felt in parts of the state of Maharashtra at Kalyan and at Andheri, Bandra, Dadar, Vile Parle and Sion in Mumbai. Occupants of the upper floors of high-rise buildings as far afield  as Gurgaon, Haryana also reported feeling slight tremors at the same time. It was also strongly felt in parts of southern Pakistan. Many people ran outdoors at Chachro, Diplo, Islamkot, Mithin, Nagarpakar and Thariyo Halepoto in the districts of Badin, Tharpakar and Umerkot.

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

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