2011 Gujarat earthquake

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2011 Gujarat earthquake
Epicenter at Bhuj is located in India
Epicenter at Bhuj
Epicenter at Bhuj
Epicenter at Bhuj (India)
Date 20 October 2011 (2011-10-20)
Magnitude 5.3 Ms
Epicenter 21°11′N 70°32′E / 21.18°N 70.54°E / 21.18; 70.54
(Bhuj, Gujarat)
Areas affected India
Tsunami None
Casualties None

2011 Gujarat earthquake (Gujarati: 2011 ગુજરાત ભૂકંપ;Hindi: 2011 गुजरात भूकंप) was a magnitude 5.3 (Mw) moderate earthquake[1] epicentered at Bhuj, Gujarat, India at around 22:48 IST. The earthquake centered within Bhuj area of Gujarat, which was hit by one of India's worst quakes in history 10 years ago. Tremors were felt in Surat, Ahmedabad, Amreli, and Junagadh areas of Gujarat and also in certain parts of Mumbai.[2]


The magnitude 5.3 (Mw) earthquake occurred inland at 18:10 IST on 20 October 2011 in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, at about 38 km (23 mi) from south of Junagadh. The depth of the quake was 15.5 km. Earthquake was felt for 25 seconds in Junagadh resulting in people rushed out of their homes in panic.[3] There were few utter chaos in Talala, as the entire city got plunged into darkness following a power outage caused by the quake.[2]

No casualty was recorded immediate to the quake.[3]


  1. ^ "Moderate earthquake jolts Junagadh, other parts of Gujarat". 20 October 2011. Netindian.in. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Gujarat". DNA India. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Earthquake in Junagadh, tremors in Mumbai". 20 October 2011. NDTV. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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