Journal of Seismology

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 609–615 | Cite as

The deadliest stable continental region earthquake occurred near Bhuj on 26 January 2001

  • B.K. Rastogi
  • H.K. Gupta
  • Prantik Mandal
  • H.V.S. Satyanarayana
  • M. Kousalya
  • R. Raghavan
  • Richa Jain
  • A.N.S. Sarma
  • N. Kumar
  • C. Satyamurty

Abstract

A large destructive earthquake occurred on 26 January 2001 in the region of Kutch, Gujarat, in Western India, with magnitude Mw 7.7. The earthquake caused very heavy damage and a large number of casualties with more than 20,000 deaths. A preliminary study of ground deformation, damage pattern and aftershock distribution is presented.

intraplate seismicity stable continental region aftershocks Kutch mainland fault ground deformation and damage pattern 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • B.K. Rastogi
    • 1
  • H.K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Prantik Mandal
    • 1
  • H.V.S. Satyanarayana
    • 1
  • M. Kousalya
    • 1
  • R. Raghavan
    • 1
  • Richa Jain
    • 1
  • A.N.S. Sarma
    • 1
  • N. Kumar
    • 1
  • C. Satyamurty
    • 1
  1. 1.National Geophysical Research InstituteHyderabadIndia

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