Earthquake in Surat: Gujarat hit by 4.7 magnitude temblor; epicentre in Saurashtra

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Ahmedabad | Updated: July 17, 2016 7:52 PM

Earthquake in Surat: A quake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Surat district in south Gujarat this morning, though no casualty or damage was reported, an official said.

Earthquake in Surat: A quake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Surat district in south Gujarat this morning, though no casualty or damage was reported, an official said. Another quake in India hit Chandel in Manipur today – it measured 3.2 magnitude at 8:01 AM..

The quake in Surat, which occurred at 9:24 AM today, had its epicentre at Bhada village under Kamrej taluka of district, nearly 24 kms north-west of Surat, he said.


Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said on her Twitter handle, “Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 reported near Surat this morning. State government is taking necessary action. No damage reported till now.”

“An aftershock of 2.8 magnitude was also felt at 11:23 AM with its epicentre at some 25 kms south-south east of Bhavnagar city in Saurashtra,” said A Satish, senior geologist, Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar.

Quake tremors were felt in parts of Surat district and in Bhavnagar, Amreli, Palitana, Savarkundla, Adajan, among other places, officials said.

“The tremors were felt across single fault line stretching from Surat to Bhavnagar,” Satish said.

“We have not received any reports of damage due to the earthquake,” Surat Collector Mahendra Patel said.

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