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M4.2 Gandhidham Earthquake, 2007


8 April 2007


E of Gandhidham, Gujarat


16:20:13 UTC (21:15:13 IST)


23.083 N (PDE)


70.187 E (PDE)


10.0 kms (PDE)


Mb 4.2 (PDE); M? 3.8 (IMD)

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A light earthquake struck the Kachchh region in Gujarat, India, on 8 April 2007 at 21:50 PM local time. It had a magnitude of Mb=4.2 and was felt in parts of Kachchh and Saurashtra in the state of Gujarat.

The earthquake was centred 4.5 kms E of Gandhidham (Gujarat), India,
11. kms NNW of Kandla Port Trust (Gujarat), India,

17.6 kms ESE of Anjar
(Gujarat), India,
28.2 kms SW of Bhachau (Gujarat), India,
44.2 kms NNW of Jodiya (Gujarat), India,
57.1 kms ESE of Bhuj (Gujarat), India,
70.2 kms NNE of Jamnagar (Gujarat), India,
108 kms NW of Rajkot (Gujarat), India,
251 kms W of Gandhinagar (Gujarat), India.

The earthquake was felt strongly in parts of east-central Kachchh near the towns of Bachau and Vondh. People ran outdoors at Bhachau, Jhikadi, Rapar and Samakhiali in panic. Elsewhere in Kachchh, it was felt at Anjar, Bhuj, Gandhidham and Kandla. Tremors were also felt at Jamnagar, Jasdhan, Morbi, Paliyana and Wankaner shaking furniture and causing minor panic. Some people also went outdoors after feeling the quake at Jamnagar. It was also felt at Jordiya in north Saurashtra. Light shocks from this earthquake were felt as far as Amarwara, Rajkot and even Surendranagar. No damage or casualties have been reported as a result of this earthquake. This earthquake was not felt in Amreli, Junagarh or Porbander districts.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC/PDE), Golden, USA.
India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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