1991 Uttarkashi earthquake

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1991 Uttarkashi earthquake
1991 Uttarkashi earthquake is located in India
1991 Uttarkashi earthquake
Date October 20, 1991 (1991-10-20)
Magnitude 6.8 Mw
Depth 10 km (6.2 mi)
Epicenter 30°46′48″N 78°46′26″E / 30.780°N 78.774°E / 30.780; 78.774Coordinates: 30°46′48″N 78°46′26″E / 30.780°N 78.774°E / 30.780; 78.774
Areas affected India
Casualties 768 dead, 5,066 injured[1]

The 1991 Uttarkashi earthquake occurred on 20 October 1991 in the Uttarkashi and Gharwal regions of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Damage[edit]

The earthquake measured 6.8 on the moment magnitude scale and occurred within the main thrust system of the Himalayas.[2] 1294 villages and more than 300,000 people were affected with the quake and 42,400 houses were damaged.[3]

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