July 31, 2020

A recent study has suggested that the Kutch Mainland Fault (KMF), which has been dormant for the last 1,000-odd years, has been accumulating stress within and could trigger an earthquake.


  • The Kutch Mainland Fault (KMF) is the major east-west trending fault. The fault line extends for over 150 km from Lakhpat to Bhachau.

  • The study also gives evidence that there were four major earthquakes on KMF between 5600 and 1000 BP (before present), a time scale used by geologists to define events that happened before the origin of radiocarbon dating technology in the 1950s.