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M4.5 Manfara-Vamka region, 2011


13 August 2011


WSW of Kanthkot, Gujarat


02:59:14 UTC (08:29:14 IST)


23.457 N (ISR)


70.405 E (ISR)


26.9 kms (ISR)


M?=4.5 (ISR), 4.0 (IMD)

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A light earthquake (M4.0-4.9 termed as "light") occurred in the Kachchh region of Gujarat, India, on 13 August 2011 at 08:29 AM local time in India. It had a magnitude of M?=4.5 and was widely felt in Kachchh and Saurashtra. The epicentre reported by the ISR in Gandhinagar places the earthquake in the vicinity of the villages of Manfara and Vamka.

The earthquake was centred 7 kms WSW of Kanthkot (Gujarat), India,
20 kilometres NE of Bhachau (Gujarat), India,
27.4 kms SW of Rapar (Gujarat), India,
51 kilometres NE of Gandhidham (Gujarat), India,
53 kilometres NE of Kandla (Gujarat), India,

83.5 kms NNW of Morbi (Gujarat), India,

99 kms NE of Mundra (Gujarat), India,
115 kms NNE of Jamnagar (Gujarat), India,
135 kms NNW of Rajkot (Gujarat), India,
227 kilometres WNW of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India.

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No damage or injuries were reported after this earthquake. In Kachchh, the this earthquake was severely felt in the Bhachau area. Local residents said it was the strongest shock within the last size months. Several people were frightened and went outdoors. In the Bhachau area, it was felt in the town of Bhachau as well as in Adhoi, Gharana, Jangi, Moti Chirai, Nandgam, Ner, Kadol and Samakhiali. To the east in the Rapar area, it was felt in the town of Rapar and in the surrounding villages along with a loud sound. Westward, it was felt strongly in Anjar and Gandhidham. It was also felt in the Khedoi area near Anjar. In Bhuj, tremors were distinctly felt in the upper floors of buildings and some people went outdoors.

This earthquake was also felt in north-western parts of Saurashtra. In Morbi, strong tremors caused panic, rattled loose objects and people ran outdoors in panic. Its effect was especially pronounced on the upper floors of buildings. In the Morbi area it was felt at Bhavpar, Mota Bhagna, Mota Bhela, Maliya Miyana, Khanpar and Nanabhela where people were frightened and ran outdoors. In the Jamnagar area it was felt at Bhanwad, Jamnagar, Khambaliya and Shiva where it aroused some concern. In Khambaliya, it was pronounced in the upper floors of buildings rattling furniture and loose objects. Tremors were also felt at Vibhapar in Jamnagar district. Elsewhere in Saurashtra it was felt at Rajkot and Wankaner.

01) Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), Gandhinagar, India.
) India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi, India.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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