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.
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.
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