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 Gujarat information - Search.com
Gujarat borders Pakistan, and the states of Rajasthan to the north-east, Madhya Pradesh to the east, Maharashtra and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the south.
Gujarat was a major center of Indian Ocean trade, and their capital at Anhilwara (Patan) was one of the largest cities in India, with a population estimated at 100,000 in the year 1000.
Gujarat was hit with a devastating earthquake on January 26, 2001 at 9:00, which claimed a staggering 20,000 lives, injured another 200,000 people and severely affected the lives of 40 million of the population.
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 Gujarat Earthquake 2001 Photo Library (Reproducible)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Villagers in the ruins of Lodai, one of the nearest communities to the epicenter of the Gujarat earthquake.
Survivors of the Gujarat earthquake in the village of Voundh, 50 kilometers from the state capital Bhuj.
Survivors amidst the ruins of Zikdi, one of the closest communities to the epicenter of the Gujarat earthquake.
gbgm-umc.org /umcor/emergency/southasiaphotos.stm   (634 words)

  INDIA - EARTHQUAKE OF 25 JANUARY 2001 IN GUJARAT, INDIA - By: George Pararas-Carayannis
This fault is slightly to the North West of the new rupture caused by the 25 January 2001 quake.
The quake of 25 January 2001 occurred along a tectonic boundary which, as the adjacent USGS map illustrates, is characterized by high seismic activity.
Although the earthquake of 25 January 2001 was large and occurred near India's western coastal zone, no significant tsunami activity was expected and none was reported.
www.drgeorgepc.com /Earthquake2001India.html   (1002 words)

 GeoTopics @ GeoNet
An earthquake is a sudden movement of the earth's surface.
Earthquakes are caused by the movement of the earth's tectonic plates.
This is a result of a variety of factors such as the strength of the earthquake, the level of population in an area and the level of economic development of the area struck.
www.bennett.karoo.net /topics/earthquakes.html   (395 words)

 Demography : State Profile
Gujarat state came into existence as a separate State on 1st May 1960.
According to the provisional results of Population Census 2001, the population of Gujarat as on 1st March 2001, stood at 5.06 crore, including the estimated population of earthquake affected areas.
Out of the total population of 483.87 lakh in the state (excluding the earthquake affected areas), 203.7 lakh (42.10 per cent) were workers and 280.2 lakh (57.90 per cent) were non-workers.
www.gujaratindia.com /stateprofile/profile1.htm   (334 words)

 GeoHazards International - A Nonprofit Organization
After the January 26, 2001 Gujarat Earthquake, GeoHazards International (GHI) was concerned about the risk of school buildings in the largest Gujarat cities and asked the Volunteers for India Development and Empowerment (VIDE) and NGOs Kobe to help fund a study that would identify earthquake-unsafe school buildings in Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat.
GHI found that the earthquake risk of the schools in all three cities was and is significant, and recommended that the authorities responsible for these schools take steps to reduce the risk.
The seismic zoning map is based on the intensity from likely earthquakes, and does not follow the current worldwide fashion of specifying zones in terms of ground acceleration (a measure of earthquake shaking intensity) with a certain probability of being exceeded in a given number of years.
www.geohaz.org /contents/projects/gujarat.html   (335 words)

 2005 Kashmir earthquake - Suggest to a friend of WIKI
Quetta earthquake, the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake, and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
This geological activity is the cause of the earthquakes in the area.
secondary earthquakes in the region, mainly to the northwest of the original epicenter.
www.superso.com /wp/2/2005_Kashmir_earthquake.htm   (2512 words)

 Netlogged | Natural Disasters | Earthquake | Tsunami | Katrina
The 2001 Gujarat earthquake took place on January 26, 2001 at 8:46 in the morning in Bhuj in India.
The earthquake is considered an intraplate earthquake because it occurred a great distance from any plate boundary, where the theory of plate tectonics says most earthquakes of this size happen.
The town of Bhuj was reduced to rubble and destroyed by the earthquake.
disaster.netlogged.com /category/gujarat-earthquake2001   (220 words)

 Tiempo Climate Newswatch, News Feed
January 31 2001: THE CENTRE on Wednesday, for the first time, indicated that the loss of property in the devastating Gujarat earthquake could be upwards of Rs 10,000 crore.
January 30 2001: PRIME MINISTER Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday said the coming budget would be harsh and people should be prepared for fresh taxes in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Gujarat.
January 28 2001: Desperate rescuers are digging for survivors with their bare hands as India struggles to cope with the Gujarat earthquake, its worst modern disaster.
www.cru.uea.ac.uk /tiempo/newswatch/archive/200101.htm   (13138 words)

 Gujarat Earthquake January 2001
Damaging earthquakes occurred in 1845, 1846, 1856, 1857, 1869 and 1956 in the same general region as the 1819 and 2001 earthquakes.
The earthquake occurred far from the edge of the Indian Plate and quite close to a M=7.7 earthquake that occurred in 1819.
These data may then be used to examine data from historic Indian earthquakes (see, for example, Ambraseys and Bilham, 2000) and to revise their estimated magnitudes.
cires.colorado.edu /~bilham/Gujarat2001.html   (1351 words)

 Impact India Foundation : " Lifeline " for earthquake affected Gujarat
When the earthquake struck Gujarat on January 26 2001, with the Government Hospital reduced to rubble and not enough surgical facilities available, The Lifeline Express arrived as a Godsend.
At the request of the WHO and the Government of Gujarat the Lifeline Express was positioned in Anjar for an indefinite period and worked in collaboration with the Government Civil Hospital, Anjar.
The Lifeline Express was stationed in Anjar, Gujarat, for an indefinite period.
www.impactindia.org /gujarat.htm   (192 words)

 Gujarat Earthquake of January 26, 2001
The Gujarat earthquake of January 26, 2001 generated intense shaking which was felt by about 70 % people of India.
Such observations conclude that this earthquake was associated with significant component of vertical force.
The digital data for two dates, one prior (January 18, 2001) and after (January 26, 2001 soon after) earthquake were analysed and chlorophyll concentration and suspended solid were deduced.
home.iitk.ac.in /~ramesh/gujrat/gujarat.htm   (1607 words)

An earthquake, measuring between 6.9 and 7.9 on the Richter scale, struck the State of Gujarat in western India.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located 50km north east of the town of Bhuj, which is 240km north east of Ahmedabad.
The impact of the earthquake was felt in Delhi, Bombay, Jaipur, Chennai and in the town of Pondicherry in south-east India as well as in neighbouring Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
www.geographypages.co.uk /gujarat.htm   (720 words)

 February 2001: Indien: Gujarat's Earthquake: "Natural" disaster - Inhumanly made
Gujarat, which was India's second mos t developed state, has been reduced to ruins.
The state of Gujarat which had a growth rate 10% per annum all through the '90s,had an industrial growth 22% per annum and 11% of India's GDP came from Gujarat.
The district of Kutch in Gujarat is cursed in one more way, that the underground water tables are shifting and disappearing very fast, according one independent survey by 2020 the entire Kutch re gion would become a desert.
www.slp.at /cwi/infos_int/neu_0102_indien.html   (864 words)

 Prime Minister's statements on Gujarat Earthquake
I came to Gujarat today to express my sympathy and solidarity with my sisters and brothers here in the wake of the devastating earthquake that rocked many parts of the State on January 26.
I wish to assure the people of Gujarat that neither funds nor any other kind of assistance will be a constraint in accomplishing speediest possible rehabilitation and reconstruction in the State.
Tragic though the earthquake has been, it is also an opportunity for renovation and reconstruction.
www.indianembassy.org /new/gujarat_01/pm_earthquake.html   (978 words)

 Tsunami News for Gujarat, India
The tsunami was as destructive as the Orissa supercyclone of 1999 and the Gujarat earthquake of 2001.
She said the tsunami attack on December 26 and the earthquake in Gujarat five years back had taught lessons to the government, which urgently should activate a...
The New Year mood in 2001 was dampened because of the earthquake in Gujarat.
danger.mongabay.com /earthquake/2004/Gujarat.html   (2746 words)

 2001 Gujarat Earthquake
This 6.9 magnitude quake, was the most devastating earthquake in India in recent history.
intraplate earthquake because it occurred a great distance from any plate boundary, where the theory of plate tectonics says most earthquakes of this size happen.
Because of this, this area was not completely prepared for an earthquake of such size, causing much of the devastation.
www.vetty.com /wpcd/wp/2/2001_Gujarat_Earthquake.htm   (366 words)

 Columbia News ::: Lamont Scientists Study India Earthquake Up Close
However, the increase in earthquakes and seismicity over the past two centuries may hint at the possibility of a new fault in the region.
Gujarat is close to the boundary between the Indian and Arabian plates, but not on it.
Whether or not seismicity in Gujarat is related to plate-boundary processes is a critical issue for basic science and for earthquake hazard in that area.
www.columbia.edu /cu/news/01/04/india_quake.html   (926 words)

 In Bad Faith? British Charity and Hindu Extremism -British Public Is Funding Hindutva Extremism By Awaaz - Soth Asia ...
Sewa International’s activities around both the Gujarat earthquake (2001) and the Orissa cyclone (1999) demonstrate a pattern in which a natural, human tragedy is used to enable the dramatic expansion of RSS institutions through the use of overseas funds.
In key Gujarat earthquake fundraising appeals, Sewa International did not disclose its associations with the HSS or the RSS and it did not state that it was fundraising exclusively for RSS affiliates.
Some Gujarat earthquake appeal funds collected by Sewa International from the British public were for the RSS-allied Lok Kalyan Samiti in Chanasma village, which has been implicated in the violent ‘cleansing’ of all Muslims from the village and the illegal occupation of premises and land previously under the charge of the statutory Muslim waqf board.
www.countercurrents.org /comm-awaz270204.htm   (2422 words)

 BAPS Charities | Services | Disaster Relief 2000-2004 | 2001 Earthquake of Gujarat
The Gujarat earthquake relief and rehabilitation work conducted by BAPS was the largest in its entire history, involving thousands of volunteers across the world and spanning over two years.
Within 40 minutes of the earthquake, teams were deployed in affected areas of Ahmedabad, Bhuj and sub-districts of Morbi.
The earthquake had caused widespread destruction of educational institutions, thus jeopardising the future of countless children.
www.bapscare.org /services/disaster/2000/2001gujaratearthquake/index.htm   (3106 words)

 Situation Reports: India: Earthquake - Jan 2001, Gujarat earthquake emergency update Dec 2002
The epicentre of the earthquake was located 50km north east of the town of Bhuj which is 240km north east of Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat State.
Following the earthquake in January 2001 aid workers were particularly concerned about the health threat posed by the thousands of corpses buried under collapsed buildings.
In partnership with local organistaions and the government of Gujarat, SC UK developed and implemented a nutrition and health education training programme, which was designed to reach 7,000 of Kutch district’s health and ICDS workers.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-64CH4P?OpenDocument   (1787 words)

 Gujarat earthquake relief in India by AMURT
Immediately after the earthquake hit they joined the AMURT volunteers and set up a relief camp in their school compound.
The camp was operational within an hour and started providing shelter, cooked food, blankets, clothing and medical care to stunned survivors from the surrounding apartment blocks.
One of the most difficult tasks in an earthquake is disposing of the dead bodies.
www.amurt.net /india/earthquake2001/gujarat.html   (628 words)

 The Indian Gujarat Earthquake 26 January 2001
On 26 January 2001 an earthquake registering 7.9 on the Richter scale devastated the Indian state of Gujurat.
It was the second largest recorded earthquake in India, the largest being in 1737, and was the worst natural disaster in India in more than 50 years.
The scale of the impact of the earthquake is almost impossible to comprehend.
www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au /archives/secondary/casestud/india/2/earthquake.html   (920 words)

 Friday's massive earthquake in Gujarat
Akash and his brother survived but lost their mother when their house on the outskirts of the city, the commercial capital of Gujarat state, collapsed during the earthquake.
The two were rescued after a lapse of four days after the earthquake last Friday.
(Left and bottom)An aerial view of the epicentre of the recent earthquake shows a crater in a salt marsh near Dhori village 20 kilometres from Bhuj in the western Indian state of Gujarat on February 2, 2001.
gujaratearthquake.homestead.com   (821 words)

 BBC NEWS | In Depth | South Asia | Gujarat quake
In January 2001 the Indian state of Gujarat was rocked by a huge earthquake.
Jill McGivering returns to the region devastated by this year's earthquake to see how victims are coping with rebuilding their lives.
In his third e-mail, earthquake survivor Dr Vivek N Iyer describes to BBC News Online how survivors are slowly rebuilding their lives.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/in_depth/world/2001/south_asia/gujarat_quake   (113 words)

 2001 Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund
The DFW Maharashtra Mandal committee is pleased to announce that the funds collected from generous contributions of our DFW Maharashtrian community for the Gujarat Earthquake Relief efforts was $9,878/-.
A meeting will be held by the Relief Efforts steering committee on Sunday March 4th, 2001 at the their offices in Richardson.
The agenda for the steering committee is to effectively distribute the funds collected for the needy in Gujarat.
www.dfwmm.org /events/2001_ERF.htm   (337 words)

 Friday's massive earthquake in Gujarat
This building was one of many that were leveled in Ahmedabad, India, during Friday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
Akash and his brother survived but lost their mother when their house on the outskirts of the city, the commercial capital of Gujarat state, collapsed during the earthquake.
(Left and bottom)An aerial view of the epicentre of the recent earthquake shows a crater in a salt marsh near Dhori village 20 kilometres from Bhuj in the western Indian state of Gujarat on February 2, 2001.
gujaratearthquake.homestead.com /index.html   (821 words)

 developments - World view first quarter 2001 -Gujarat earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Our jeep churns up a trail of dust as we wend through the busy streets, where it seems that life and commerce are already returning, with long-haired pigs and cattle wandering among the people and traffic.
Yet on closer inspection, peering through the grimy windows of the vehicle, the expected sights of the main town at the epicentre of this earthquake emerge.
At 8am on Friday 26 January, the people of Gujarat were waking up, expecting to celebrate the biggest national holiday in the Indian calendar – Republic Day.
www.developments.org.uk /data/13/wv_earthquake.htm   (554 words)

 Research Engineers International - World Class Structural Software, STAAD
As some very critical data on different floors of the building was recorded during the main shock and first aftershock of the Gujarat earthquake, it provided researchers with an opportunity to compare the results of STAAD.Pro's analytical tools with the recorded response of the building.
Funding for IIT's ongoing earthquake research project is provided from the World Bank through the Government of India's Department of Science and Technology, which has supported the research of IIT over the past 25 years.
The earthquake that shook the Indian state of Gujarat on the morning of January 26, 2001, India's Republic Day, was one of the two most deadly earthquakes to strike the country in its recorded history.
www.reiworld.com /News/PressReleases/PR-032602.asp   (981 words)

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