Humans are the superior social animals instilled with emotions, feelings and most importantly wisdom. The world has greatly evolved from the primitive stone age to the modern world. The credit of this drastic change solely goes to humans and their broad horizon of knowledge. With the advancement of technology, it seems that there is nothing humans cannot achieve. Despite all the development and advancement there still exists one aspect of nature that is beyond the control of humans i. Natural disasters are unpredictable events of nature mostly resulting in catastrophic damage.
Talk:2001 Gujarat earthquake
Gujarat earthquake - Wikipedia
7.9 earthquake at Bhuj, 21 January 2001
On January 26, , a magnitude 7. The two upper MISR images are pre- and post-earthquake scenes acquired on January 15 and January 31, , respectively. They are "true-color" images made by combining the red, green and blue bands from the nadir vertically down-looking camera.
The intraplate earthquake reached 7. The earthquake killed between 13, and 20, people including 18 in southeastern Pakistan , injured another , and destroyed nearly , buildings. Gujarat lies — km from the plate boundary between the Indian Plate and the Eurasian Plate , but the current tectonics are still governed by the effects of the continuing continental collision along this boundary. During the break-up of Gondwana in the Jurassic , this area was affected by rifting with a roughly west—east trend. During the collision with Eurasia the area has undergone shortening, involving both reactivation of the original rift faults and development of new low-angle thrust faults.