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M3.2 Chhota Udepur, 2010


6 December 2010


NNE of Chhota Udepur, Gujarat


18:05 UTC (23:35 IST)  


22.352 N (ISR)


74.029 E (ISR)


12.8 kms (ISR)


M?=3.2 (ISR)

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A mild 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), India,
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 Sagbara.

Outside Gujarat, tremors were felt in the districts of Alirajpur and Badwani in western Madhya Pradesh and at Shahada in Nandurbar district in north-western Maharashtra.

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

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