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Remembering 26/01/01: When nature wrecked havoc on Gujarat

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  • Jan 26, 2013, 08:32 AM IST
Remembering 26/01/01: When nature wrecked havoc on Gujarat
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Ahmedabad: The date 26th January is not only known as a day when the country became republic in 1950. Behind the glory, there is a story of gore. 51 years after the glorious day, nature unleashed its fury on the people of Gujarat, etching a memory that vanishes smile from their faces. As the nation celebrates its 63rd Republic Day, Gujarat mourns the 13th anniversary of the 'Bhuj Earthquake'. 

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The 2001 Gujarat earthquake occurred on January 26, 2001, India's 51st Republic Day, at 08:46 AM local time and lasted for over two minutes. The epicentre was about 9 km south-southwest of the village of Chobari in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat, India.

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