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Gir Earthquakes, 2007


6 November 2007


SW of Visavadar, Gujarat


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Two moderates earthquake occurred in the vicinity of the Gir National Park and adjoining parts of Saurashtra in Gujarat, India, on 6 November 2007 at 05:58 AM (red star) and 15:08 PM (yellow star) local time. Both had preliminary magnitudes of Mb=5.1. They were felt in many parts of the state of Gujarat and resulted in at least one death. Please bear in mind the location of the first event will change as more information is available over the coming days.

The earthquake at  05:58:33 AM was centred 21.28 N & 70.70 E placing the epicentre:-
6.3 kms SSE of Sarsai (Gujarat), India,
11.8 kms SSE of Visavadar (Gujarat), India,
35.1 kms ESE of Junagadh (Gujarat), India,
54.8 kms NE of Veraval (Gujarat), India,
64.6 kms WSW of Amreli (Gujarat), India,
114 kms S of Rajkot (Gujarat), India,
120 kms ESE of Porbandar (Gujarat), India,
159 kms WSW of Bhavnagar (Gujarat), India,
220 kms W of Surat (Gujarat), India,
275 kms SW of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India.

The earthquake at 15:08 PM was centred 21.181 N & 70.571 E placing the epicentre:-

20.3 kms SW of Sarsai (Gujarat), India,
22.2 kms SW of Visavadar (Gujarat), India,
38.2 kms NE of Veraval (Gujarat), India,
39.2 kms SSE of Junagadh (Gujarat), India,
82 kms WSW of Amreli (Gujarat), India,
112 kms ESE of Porbandar (Gujarat), India,
127 kms S of Rajkot (Gujarat), India,
175 kms WSW of Bhavnagar (Gujarat), India,
234 kms W of Surat (Gujarat), India,
293 kms SW of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India.

If you felt either of these earthquakes, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. At least one person was in killed in a wall collapse at Hiranvel in Talala taluka in Junagadh district during the second earthquake. At least 5 other persons were injured. The strongest tremors were experienced in towns and villages located in the western reaches of the Gir National Park causing some panic. Several buildings were damaged at Hiranvel including a school and a temple. Between seven to ten buildings collapsed in the nearby village of Haripur and many structures are also thought to have collapsed in the village of Chitravad Gir. Other villages that suffered various degrees of damage include Akolwadi, Amrutvel, Bhalachchel, Jalpar, Moruka, Rasulpara, Sasan and Surawa. Strong tremors were also felt in the town of Junagadh as well as other villages in the district of the same name, including Keshod, Maliya-Hariya, Mevarada, Veraval and Visavadar. Minor damage was also reported to buildings in the districts of Amreli and Porbandar.

The two earthquakes were felt in most parts of Saurashtra including in the districts of Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Porbandar, Rajkot and Surendernagar. In Amreli district, it was felt at Amreli, Babra, Bagsara and Savarkundla. In Bhavnagar district it was felt at Bhavnagar, Botad, Gadhda, Mahuva, Palitana, Talaja, Umrala and Valbhipur. It was felt in many parts of the city of Bhavnagar itself including at Bharatnagar, Kaliabeed and Motibagh. In Jamnagar it was felt in the towns of Bhagwad, Jamnagar, Jamjodhpur and Kalyanpur. It was also felt in Rajkot district including at Dhoraji, Gondal, Jasdan, Jetpur, Morbi, Rajkot, Upleta and Wankaner.  In the city of Rajkot it was felt at Dudh Sagar Marg, Kalavad Road, Karanpura and Ring Road sending people running outdoors. In Surendernagar district it was felt at Chotila.

Mild tremors were also felt as far as Ahmedabad, Navsari and Surat. In the Ahmedabad metropolitan area it was felt in several parts of the city including at Bapunagar, Maninagar, Narangpura, Paldi, Sabarmati Ashram, Sardar Patel Colony, University, Vasna and Vastrapur. Some people went outdoors, windows rattled and in a few isolated instances, loose items were displaced.

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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