earthquake (M3.0 to 3.9 termed as "mild") occurred
in the western Narmada Valley in Vadodara district, Gujarat,
on 6 December 2010
at 23:35 PM
local time in India. It had a magnitude of M?=3.2 and was
felt in several districts in south Gujarat as well as in adjoining
parts of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The earthquake was centred
5.3 kms NNE of Chhota Udepur (Gujarat),
16.9 kms N of Panwad (Gujarat), India,
34.2 kms W of Rajpur (Gujarat), India,
56.7 kms SW of Dahod (Gujarat), India,
62.9 kms SE of Godhra (Gujarat), India,
86.6 kms E of Vadodara (Gujarat), India,
122 kms NNW of Nandurbar (Maharashtra), India,
165 kms SE of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India,
179 kms NE of Surat (Gujarat), India,
192 kms WSW of Indore (Madhya Pradesh), India.
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Closest to the
epicentre in the Chhota Udepur area of Vadodara district, people
were frightened and went outdoors. In some houses, kitchen
utensils were displaced or heard rattling. Tremors were felt
throughout the town, including at Kevadi, Sardarnagar and
Shastrinagar as well as in the vicinity of the railway station.
Shocks were felt distinctly by people in the upper floors of
buildings. Elsewhere in the district, it was felt at Tejgarh. In
the Pavi Jetpur area, this earthquake was accompanied by a
rumbling sound at Bijapura, Jamba and Kachwal. At Jamba, a late
night bhajan session was interrupted when the earthquake rattled
the metal roof sheets of the building it was being held in.
Utensils fells down and the walls of several houses developed
cracks in the Pavi Jetpur area.
In Dahod district, it
was felt in the Rajanmahal tribal area and caused panic among the
Adavasi tribal people. Kitchen utensils fell down in some houses.
In the Limkheda area, people were woken up at Alindra, Bhindol,
Bhuwera, Dhanpur, Kajeda, Sankesh and Tokarwa. Several buildings
developed cracks including the Panchayat office in Dhanpur. In
this area as well, kitchen utensils were displaced and people were
frightened by the tremors.
In southern parts of
Panchmahal district, tremors were felt by people living in
kachchha houses in Ghoghamba in the Halol area. Utensils fell off
shelves. People living in pukka houses did not feel the
earthquake. In Narmada district, in the vicinity of the Sardar
Sarovar Dam, this earthquake was felt in the Kevadia Colony as
well as at Baliyana Kajeda, Jathgarh, Kawant, Kukas, Naswadi and
tremors were felt in the districts of Alirajpur and Badwani in
western Madhya Pradesh and at Shahada in Nandurbar district in