Mild tremors jolt Amritsar, Pak’s Lahore; no loss of life or property reported

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 17, 2016 19:11 IST
Mild tremors jolted Amritsar in India’s Punjab and Pakistan’s Lahore in the evening on July 17, 2016. (Representative image/Shutterstock)

Mild tremors were felt in Punjab’s Amritsar and at a few adjoining areas on Sunday, officials said.

Tremors of magnitude 4.6 were felt at the India (Punjab)-Pakistan border region at 5:24 pm, said ANI, quoting the Indian Met department.

However, there was no immediate report of loss of life or property, officials said.

Earthquake tremors also jolted Lahore, Sheikhupura and some other areas of Pakistan, ANI reported.

Earlier, an earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Surat district in south Gujarat in the morning, though no casualty or damage was reported, an official said.

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

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

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