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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
2001 Gujarat earthquake is located in India
2001 Gujarat earthquake
Date 26 January 2001 (2001-01-26)
Origin time 03:16 UTC
Magnitude 7.7 Mw
Depth 16 kilometres (10 mi)
Epicenter 23°25′08″N 70°13′55″E / 23.419°N 70.232°E / 23.419; 70.232
Type Oblique-slip
Areas affected India, Pakistan
Max. intensity X (Extreme)
Casualties 13,805–20,023 dead
~ 166,800 injured
Gujarat earthquake relief by RSS volunteers

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.

The intraplate earthquake reached 7.7 on the moment magnitude scale and had a maximum felt intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The earthquake killed between 13,805 and 20,023 people (including 18 in southeastern Pakistan), injured another 167,000 and destroyed nearly 400,000 homes.

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