Strong and damaging earthquake in Gujarat, India - June 14, 2020

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Update 16:50 UTC:
Several houses collapsed in towns near the epicenter, as local media reported. More damage like cracked walls was reported from Kutch, Morbi and Rajkot. So far there are no reports about injuries.

Update 15:16 UTC:
Twitter users share images of damage in Gujarat. There are so far no details known about the extent and possible casualties.

A strong earthquake was felt in many parts of western India. According to Indian officials, the quake of Magnitude 5.5 was centered in Gujarat, about 200 km west of Ahmedabad. Due to the high population density and magnitude, expects severe damage and probably casualties in areas near the epicenter! People in the affected areas should also expect aftershocks, which could pose an additional threat to already damaged structures.

The seismic zone in Gujarat belongs to the border region of the Indo-Australian and the Eurasian plate. Some large fault zones in this area are known and have caused multiple large earthquakes in the past, including the M7.7 quake in 2001, which killed more than 20.000 people.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2020-06-14 14:43:08

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS 8 Km Nne Of Bhach?u, India Jun 14 14:43 5.1 10 MAP
EMSC Gujarat, India Jun 14 14:43 5.2 40 MAP
GEOFON Southern India Jun 14 14:43 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dhoraji - Very weak shaking
  • Mundra - Light shaking
  • AHMEDABAD - Light shaking
  • rajkot - Weak shaking
  • Adipur - Light shaking
  • Surendranagar - No damage
  • Bhuj - Moderate shaking
  • Adipur - Around 2 seconds
  • RAJKOT - Very weak shaking
  • Junagadh - India timezone +5:30,at 8:15pm. I reading book on sofa. I feel to 2~4time vibrate my sofa. I find who is pushing my sofa(chair). Then i realise to earth quick.
  • Jamnagar - Moderate shaking
  • Ahmedabad - Weak shaking
  • ahmedabad - Very strong shaking
  • Memnagar - Maybe 3 / 4 seconds. But I feel.
  • Ahemdabad - Very weak shaking
  • Ahmedabad - Light shaking
  • Ahmedabad - It is only for two or three seceonds. No damages, intensity very low
  • Ahmedabad - Very weak shaking
  • Rajkot - Moderate shaking
  • Adipur - There were 2-3 shocks and it lasted nearly 20-30 seconds. However no damage yet reported.
  • bhuj - Moderate shaking
  • Ahemdabad - Light shaking
  • Rajkot - Weak shaking
  • Ahmedabad - I FELT IT
  • Ahmedabad - Moderate shaking
  • Ahmedabad - Weak shaking
  • Ahmedabad - Weak shaking
  • Ahmedabad - Moderate shaking
  • Jamnagar - Moderate shaking
  • Ahmedabad - My bed was shaking for continues 1 min and another in my same room also experienced the same.. but then suddenly the shaking has stopped
  • Ahmedabad - Lasted for 7-8 seconds, light shaking of hanging lights and fixtures.
  • Gandhinagar - 2 seconds
  • Jamnagar - Our fridge was felt vibrating, chairs got vibrations
  • Ahmedabad - Very weak shaking
  • Vandhiya Gujarat - 2 to 3 seconds of shaking
  • AHMEDABAD - Strong shaking
  • Ahmadabad - Light shaking
  • Ahmedabad - Moderate shaking
  • Ahmedabad - Light shaking
  • Bhuj, Kachchh - Strong shaking
  • Adipur - Light shaking
  • Bhuj - Strong shaking
  • Ahmedabad - No properties damaged
  • Bhuj - Strong shaking
  • Gandhidham - Very strong shaking
  • Ahmedabad, gujarat india - Moderate shaking
  • Ahmedabad - Bed started shaking . And last for 10 sec . No property damaged
  • Ahmedabad - Light shaking
  • Ahmedabad - shaking for 2 to 3 seconds
  • Ahmedabad - I was sitting in chair and felt the shaking on first floor for few seconds
  • Ahmedabad - Our flat is In the 7th floor. my chair and cots in the house shaked for 3 seconds which I noticed.- Nanda Sambasivarao.
  • Gujarat - I am very afraid due to the shaking of earthquake
  • Ahmedabad - 3 to 4 sec high rise building
  • Ahmedabad - Moderate shaking
  • Ahmedabad Gujarat - Strong shaking
  • Rajkot - Lasted for 5-6 seconds
  • ahmedabad - About 3 seconds no damage at about 8.15 p.m.
  • Mundra - It was for 3 seconds
  • Ahmedabad - The laptop shook first. Then I noticed the rattling door and the quaking bed. It lasted for a few seconds. Some residents rushed out.
  • Sharjah - Weak shaking
  • Ahmedabad - Waves were felt for about 5-6 sec, no damage were recorded, people were slightly in panic, but everything is safe...
  • Ahmedabad - Moderate shaking
  • Gandhidham - 14 th June 2020 at gandhidham Gujarat very very strong earthquake 5 to 8 second
  • Ahmedabad - Light shaking
  • upword one shake - Strong shaking
  • London - Crack in the wall
  • Gandhidham - Very strong shaking
  • Gandhidham - Moderate shaking
  • Gandhidham - Moderate shaking
  • Kutch - I'm tottly scared and its the 2nd time after 2001 its was very dangerous for us
  • Ahmedabad - Moderate shaking
  • Bhuj - 3 to 4 seconds, No damage to property

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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