On 26 January 2001, a severe earthquake (Mw 7.9, International Seismological Centre) struck northeastern India (mainly Gujarat). The earthquake, located by ISC at 23.442°N, 70.310°E at a depth of 16 km, occurred on the Kachchh Peninsula, which has a long history of strong earthquakes (e.g.Bapat et al. 1983) close to the cities of Bhuj and Anjar. Known as the Bhuj earthquake, this event has been studied extensively (see Kayal and Mukhopadhyay 2006 for a comprehensive review).

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Several macroseismic surveys were carried out immediately after the mainshock (e.g.Ravishanker and Pande 2001; Rastogi et al....

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