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2001: Gujarat 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Bhuj

2001: Gujarat 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Bhuj happened on 26 January 2001. When India was ready to celebrate its 52nd Republic Day Gujarat was struck by the killer 7.7 measuring earthquake. In Kutch, many villages were demolished and many hamlets washed off the map. The disastrous earthquake that occurred on India’s 52nd Republic Day worked to embossing the gaping cracks in the country’s disaster management knowledge.

2001: Gujarat 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Bhuj
2001: Gujarat 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Bhuj

Of three minutes of moving earth, collapsing buildings and hopes, destroyed families, deception manufacturers, tough administrators, and deadened government. The tales of schoolchildren dead in their numbers, smashed into wreckage while commemorating India on the daylight of January 26 Republic day.

The butcher 2001 quake mapping 7.7 on Richter measure shuddered the ground underneath the feet of Gujarat peoples, a rebounding Gujarat flourished against all inconformity to stumble back to life. The epicenter of the earthquake was 9.2 km away from an indescribable village named Chobari in the Kutch region. 

The quake struck near the city of Bhuj on the morning of India’s yearly Republic Day, and it was observed everywhere much of northwestern India and some parts of Pakistan. The instant consequence of the quake was 7.7. In attachment to killing higher than 20,000 souls and damaging more further than 150,000 others, the earthquake left numbers of thousands abandoned and homeless and slaughtered or destroyed more than a million houses. A great majority of the regional products were destroyed as well. Many people were still breathing in temporary houses a year later so.

A destroyed village in Gujarat
A destroyed village in Gujarat

The Mw 7.6 Republic Day quake that rocked the Indian region of Gujarat on the morning of 26 January in the year 2001 was the most dangerous in India’s reported chronicle. Even one month after the shock administrator Government of India numbers assigned the death losses at 19,727 and the number of injured at 166,000. Introductory suggestions are that 600,000 people were left displaced, with 348,000 houses destroyed and a supplementary 844,000 damaged