The 26 January 2001 Kachchh earthquake (USGS MW 7.6) is the most destructive event to hit peninsular India in historical times. This event, which occurred on India's Republic Day, was centered near Bhachau in the Kachchh (formerly known as Cutch and Kutch) peninsula in India's western Gujarat state. It was located – 150 km southeast of the estimated epicenter of the 1819 event, famous for the creation of the Allah Bund (mound of God) and having a similar, extensive felt area. Unlike the 1819 earthquake, the study of which was limited to descriptions of destruction (MacMurdo, 1824),...

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