The Mw 7.6 Bhuj (Republic Day) earthquake in India occurred in the morning of 26 January 2001, resulting in nearly 20,000 deaths. The event occurred away from a plate boundary and is a possible analog to intraplate earthquakes such as those of the New Madrid and Charleston regions of the eastern United States. We visited the epicentral area for eight days between 11 and 18 February. The purpose of our visit was to characterize surface ruptures associated with the earthquake, examine the region for evidence of longer-term tectonic activity, and place the location and mechanism of the earthquake into...

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