Earthquakes measuring over 5 on Richter Scale strike Gujarat’s Rajkot, J&K’s Katra in quick succession

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Updated: Jun 14, 2020 11:15 PM

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) after a review has ascertained that the magnitude of the earthquake that struck Katra was 5.5 on the Richter scale

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck 122 km north-northwest (NNW) of Rajkot, Gujarat at 8:13 pm.

Earthquakes rock Gujarat’s Rajkot, J&K’s Katra: Two earthquakes in close succession rocked Gujarat’s Rajkot and Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra on Sunday evening.

What we know so far:

8:13 pm, Sunday: An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck 122 km north-northwest (NNW) of Rajkot, Gujarat at 8:13 pm on Sunday evening, ANI quoted National Center for Seismology (NCS) as saying.

PTI reported that a quake measuring 5.3 with epicentre near Bhachau in Kutch district had struck Gujarat.

Following the tremors, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had an immediate telephone conversation with the Collectors of Rajkot, Kutch and Patan districts and got information about the situation there: Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), ANI reported.

PTI reported that the earthquake was felt in cities like Kutch, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Patan in Gujarat, where many people rushed out of their houses.

“Its epicentre was located 13 kilometres north-north east from Bhachau in Kutch district,” an official of the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said.

No report to damage to property or life was reported.

8:35 pm, Sunday: Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra was rocked by an earthquake of magnitude at 8:35 pm as per initial data.

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) after a review ascertained that the magnitude of the earthquake that struck Katra was 5.5 on the Richter scale, as per ANI.

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