Natural Hazards

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 1023–1025 | Cite as

Introduction to the special volume on Bhuj earthquake

  • B. K. Rastogi
  • J. R. Kayal
  • T. Harinarayana

The papers in this volume were presented in the “International Symposium on Advances in Earthquake Science,” January 22–24, 2011, at the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The symposium had special emphasis on earthquakes in Kachchh and rest of Gujarat. The region falls in the western part of the stable continental region (SCR) of India that experienced large earthquakes in the past and most recently the January 26, 2001, devastating Bhuj earthquake in the Kachchh failed rift zone.

The scientific issues associated with the earthquakes that occur away from active plate boundaries are of importance to understand the related hazards in the intraplate regions around the world. The potentially devastating consequences of one such earthquake were illustrated by the severe damages and loss of lives caused by the 2001 Bhuj earthquake in Gujarat. Topics in this symposium included the Bhuj earthquake and its aftershock sequence, intraplate seismicity, seismic...


Seismic Hazard Aftershock Sequence Bhuj Earthquake Postseismic Deformation Intraplate Earthquake 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Seismological ResearchGandhinagarIndia
  2. 2.Jadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Gujarat Energy Research and Management InstituteGandhinagarIndia

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