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India map On January 26, 2001, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck India at 8:46 am. The quake was centered approximately 20 km northeast of Bhuj. Images made using SRTM radar data can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

View SRTM Radar Images of Bhuj and surrounding areas

Field Observations of the Epicentral Region

boy next to crumbled wall
Unreinforced masonry construction common to small villages in region
destroyed buildings
Typical character of damage to unreinforced masonry in smaller villages
crack in field
Minor fault related to the earthquake

Photos taken by Steve Wesnousky