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.
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.
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.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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