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
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),
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.
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