The Kachchh (also spelled Kutch and Cutch) province in the northwestern part of India continues to be remarkably active seismically, the 2001 Bhuj (Mw 7.7) earthquake being the most recent example of the region's seismogenic potential (Figure 1). Among past events, the 1819 earthquake (M > 7.5) is well known and is quoted in the early geologic literature for the dramatic coseismic topographic changes associated with it, including the formation of the elevated tract of land called the Allah Bund (Lyell, 1857). Occurrence of two large earthquakes during a short span of 180...

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