Active fault mapping along South Wagadh

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South Wagadh and Gedi faults in eastern part of Kutch are extremely important because recent earthquake data has revealed increase in amount of seismicity along Gedi faults and it has been suggested that the area around South Wagadh fault is under great strain. A paleoseismic investigation will help in developing an overall understanding of pattern of the past earthquakes / recurrence and hazard posed by these faults in the eastern part of Kutch.

A project on active fault mapping was hence initiated by GSDMA through Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Kanpur and Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) in the eastern part of Kutch. One of the main aims of this project was also to train the geologists from ISR and prepare them to undertake similar studies in future. The study is in its final stage of completion.