Gujarat Earthquake 2001 was one of the deadliest earthquakes in the history of India. Thousands of people died in a few minutes and other thousands of people injured. Kutch was badly affected from the earthquake and a few villages have been disappeared from the map completely.
The 2001 Gujarat earthquake, also known as the Bhuj earthquake, occurred on 26 January, India's 52nd Republic Day, at 08:46 AM IST and lasted for over 2 minutes. The epicentre was about 9 km south-southwest of the village of Chobari in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat, India.
2001 Gujarat Earthquake: When India Faced One of its Worst Disasters 14 Years Ago [PHOTOS] The 2001 Gujarat Earthquake, which lasted for over two minutes, killed more than 19,727, while 166,000 were injured and nearly millions were left homeless.
In addition the Gujarat earthquake is an excellent example of liquefaction, causing buildings to ‘sink’ into the ground which gains a consistency of a liquid due to the frequency of the earthquake. Background. India : Vulnerability to earthquakes. 56% of the total area of the Indian Republic is vulnerable to seismic activity.
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Gujarat Earthquake in 2001 . Introduction Gujarat is a state in the north western part of India. Beneath India, the Indo-Australian and the Eurasian Plate are moving towards each other at about 2cm per year.
If an earlier earthquake in the 19th century is thought to have encouraged many people to leave Kutch and settle overseas, then there is some irony in the fact that the 2001 earthquake brought thousands of people to the region. In Bhuj’s rebuilding, the Gujarat approach is widely looked at as a model for reconstruction.
Bhuj earthquake of 2001, massive earthquake that occurred on Jan. 26, 2001, in the Indian state of Gujarat, on the Pakistani border.. The earthquake struck near the town of Bhuj on the morning of India’s annual Republic Day (celebrating the creation of the Republic of India in 1950), and it was felt throughout much of northwestern India and parts of Pakistan.