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M3.0 Bardoli-Surat Earthquake, 2008


20 May 2008


SW of Jhokha, Gujarat


08:57:33 UTC (14:27:33 IST)


21.200 N (IMD)


73.000 E (IMD)


40.1 kms (IMD)


M? 3.0 (IMD)

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A mild earthquake struck the Tapti estuary region in south Gujarat, India, on 20 May 2008 at 14:27 PM local time. It had a magnitude of M?=3.0 and was felt in parts Dangs and Surat districts in southern Gujarat

The earthquake was centred 5.4 kms SW of Jhokha (Gujarat), India,
9.3 kms SE of Kathor (Gujarat), India,
14.3 kms NW of Bardoli (Gujarat), India,
28.4 kms NNE of Navsari (Gujarat), India,
36.5 kms SE of Dandi (Gujarat), India,
45 kms W of Khakrapar Atomic Power Station (Gujarat), India,
57.8 kms S of Bharuch (Gujarat), India,
124 kms S of Vadodara (Gujarat), India,
149 kms N of Tarapur Atomic Power Station (Maharashtra), India,
174 kms NW of Malegaon (Maharashtra), India,
209 kms SSE of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India,
238 kms SSE of Gandhinagar (Gujarat), India.

If you felt this event, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. Tremors from this earthquake were felt at Amboli, Bardoli, Kadod, Kamrej, Karod, Kathor, Khakrapar, Khoj-Pardi, Madhi, Olpad, Rudwada, Timba, Ukai, Uthwada, Valod and Vyara in Surat district, Gujarat. In some of these areas, people asleep at the time, awoke on feeling their beds shaking and ran outside. It was also felt in parts of the Surat metropolitan area. People went outdoors in places such as Bhagala, Chowk Bazaar, Haripura, Katargram, Pal, Rander, Sayyadpura, Velacha and Wade Road in the city. No damage or casualties have be reported as a result of this earthquake either in the Surat metropolitan area or from other parts of the district of Surat. The Khakrapar Atomic Power Station near Surat was also unaffected by the tremor. This earthquake was also perceptible in parts of the Dangs district in Gujarat.

01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
02) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel

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