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-Shalini Chauhan,
Student of Masters In Geospatial Analysis Training at AGSRT


  • The powerful earthquake that stuck the Kutch Area in Gujrat at 8:46 am on 26 January 2001 has been the most damaging earthquake in the last five decades in India. The M7.9 quick caused a large loss of life and property. Over 18,600 persons are reported to be dead and over 167,000 injured the number od dead is expected to rise with more information coming in. The estimated economic loss due to this quake is placed at around Rs. 22,000 Crores.

  • The four towns of Kachchh-Bhuj, Bacau, Anjar and Rapper-needed

  • Much attention as they suffered very large scale devastation.

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Study Area Bhuj:

  • In Bhuj City itself, 2370 people died, 3187 suffered massive injuries,11036 houses were fully collapsed and 27617 houses.

  • Were partially collapsed.

  • The earthquake occurred along an approximately east-west trending thrust fault at shallow depth. The stress that caused this earthquake is due to the Indian plate pushing northward into the Eurasian Plate.

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Study Area Map

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  • Select study Area + Export Map + Clip features + Map Layout

  • North Arrow + Titles + Lagends + Scale + Symbology + Lables+Add Pictures + Grids.

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Earthquake from 2013-2023

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Geology Map Bhuj

Study Area

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LULC map Accuracy assessment

  • Accuracy LULC is 67.5 and Kappa coefficient is 0.56.

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  • Many monuments have been damaged or destroyed In the Bhuj earthquake.

  • Effective measures must be taken to restore these monuments.

  • Restoration measures should include anti-seismic ideas and devices

  • Interactionally about 30 different methods are known.

  • Steps must be taken to adapt and adopt these measures to save the monuments of our country.

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