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M5.5 Mouna Earthquake, 2006


7 March 2006


South of Mouna, Gujarat


10:20:46 UTC (23:50:46 IST)


23.768 N (NEIC)


70.853 E (NEIC)


18 kms (NEIC)


Mw 5.5 (NEIC; HRV)

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A moderate earthquake struck the eastern Great Rann in Gujarat, India, on 7 March 2006 at 23:50 PM local time causing a few injuries and minor damage to property in Rapar taluka, India. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=5.5 and is the strongest earthquake in this immediate region since a Mw=5.8 aftershock on 28 January 2001 from the Bhuj earthquake in January 2001.

The earthquake was centred 6 kilometres S of Mouna (Gujarat), India,
27.1 kilometres NNW of Adesar (Gujarat), India,
30.3 kilometres NE of Rapar (Gujarat), India,
77.1 kilometres E of Radhanpur (Gujarat), India,
115 kilometres SSW of Bakhasar (Rajasthan), India,
112 kilometres NE of Anjar (Gujarat), India
134 kilometres NE of Bhuj (Gujarat), India,
152 kilometres SE of Mithi (Sindh), Pakistan,
196 kilometres NW of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India,
350 kilometres NW of Surat (Gujarat), India.

7 people were injured in Rapar taluka in this earthquake. Three people were hurt at Jatawada village, including a 70-year old woman who was injured in a wall collapse. Other injuries were reported from the villages of Lodhrani, Nudhrani, Selari and Vaghela Vaas. Most people were injured when portions of houses fell on them during the earthquake.

Tremors from this earthquake were distinctly felt in many parts of Kachchh including at Adesar, Balasar, Bhachau, Bhimasar, Bhuj, Gedi, Fatehgarh, Jamnagar and Rapar as well as at Morbi in Saurashtra. It was felt distinctly by the occupants of high-rise buildings in Ahmedabad and some people went outdoors in panic. Elsewhere in Gujarat, India, the earthquake was felt at Amreli, Bhavnagar, Dhranghadra, Dhoraji, Godhra, Gondal, Junagarh, Kodinar, Lalpur, Mehsana, Porbandar, Rajkot, Ranavav, Surat, Surendranagar, Than, Vadodara, Vinchia and Wankaner.

Strong tremors were also felt at Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tando Jam, Tharpakar, Umarkot as well as in the adjoining areas of the Sindh province in Pakistan. Light tremors were also felt in southern parts of Rajasthan, India including at Barmer, Jalore, Mandar, Mount Abu, Ratanpur, Raniwara and Sanchor.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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