Four minor earthquakes within 7 hours jolt Gujarat

According to the Institute of Seismological Research in Gujarat, the tremors were felt in a span of seven and a half hours, with the first measuring 1.4 on the Richter scale with the epicentre eight km from Bachahu in Kutch region.
Four minor earthquakes within seven hours hit the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat on Sunday (Photo by Milind Saurkar/Hindustan Times)(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Four minor earthquakes within seven hours hit the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat on Sunday (Photo by Milind Saurkar/Hindustan Times)(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2019 06:47 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

Four minor earthquakes within seven hours hit the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat on Sunday but there were no reports of casualties or damages.

According to the Institute of Seismological Research in Gujarat, the tremors were felt in a span of seven and a half hours, with the first measuring 1.4 on the Richter scale with the epicentre eight km from Bachahu in Kutch region.

The second major tremor measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale was felt at 12.23 p.m. with the epicentre 38 km from Saurashtra’s Una. The focus of the tremor was located at a depth of 19.7 km, it said.

The third tremor measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale was felt three minutes later with the epicentre 29.6 mm from Bhachau in Kutch region.

The fourth tremor measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale was felt at 1.37 p.m. with the epicentre some 31 km from Surendranagar in Saurashtra region.

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