Earthquake in Gujarat: Magnitude 4.0 on Richter scale hits Kutch region in Gujarat

By: | Updated: March 5, 2017 5:04 PM

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on Richter scale shook parts of Gujarat's Kutch district today, an official said. No casualty or damage to property was reported in the quake, which occurred at around 2.45 AM today.

The quake occurred near Rapar and tremors were also felt in the nearby Bachau town, Kutch District Collector M A Gandhi said, adding that nothing untoward has been reported. (Reuters)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on Richter scale shook parts of Gujarat’s Kutch district today, an official said. No casualty or damage to property was reported in the quake, which occurred at around 2.45 AM today.

“An earthquake of 4.0 intensity on the Richter scale was recorded with its epicentre being 17 km from Rapar town in Kutch district,” an official from Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said.

The quake occurred near Rapar and tremors were also felt in the nearby Bachau town, Kutch District Collector M A Gandhi said, adding that nothing untoward has been reported.

However, as a precautionary measure, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has decided to deploy its two teams, one each at Rapar and Bhachau, Gandhi said.

Recently on March 4 similar mild intensity earthquakes were felt at India’s North Eastern state of Manipur.Chandel district, but no casualties were reported. The tremour in the early hours of Saturday morning, ahead of the polling in first phase of assembly elections in the state. The magnitude of the earthquake was reported to be 3.5 on the Richter scale. No loss of life or property has been reported.

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