Where and When did the Earthquake happened?
- The earthquake occurred in north-western India, Gujarat.
- Occurred on January 26, 2001, at 08:46 AM local time.
- Location of epicenter was at Bhuj, Gujarat, India.
How did the Earthquake happen?
vThe Indo-Australian and the Eurasian Plate collide into each other
at the rate of around 2cm per year.
As neither can sub duct, the land where the two plate met was forced upwards.
vEventually this pressure is released, thus causing the earthquake.
Magnitude and Intensity of the Earthquake
v Magnitude is between 7.6 to 7.7 on the Richter scale.
v Intensity of X (Intense) on the Mercalli scale.
Short Term Impacts
v Social Impact
v Human Impact
v Environmental Impact
v Economic Impact
v Resulting in about 2 million people being homeless, 20,000 people were killed and nearly 200000 were injured very badly. 21 districts in India were affected. About 400 thousand homes were destroyed.
vNearly half the of population in India was affected due to the quake.
vThe consequences were disastrous..
vIn total, about 15.9 million people were affected by the quake
vDuring the disaster and after the disaster, there was looting from shops and houses and many fights and violence occurred, making more people injured other than the disaster
The Gujarat earthquake was very severe and cause alotof destructions. There was a total damage of us $ 7 billion. There was a GDP loss of Rs. 23 billion.