Tremor rocks Gujarat, no damage reported

Ahmedabad, June 15:

An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude shook parts of Gujarat on Sunday night but no major damage to property or life has been reported though some houses in Kutch and adjoining districts developed cracks as per preliminary information, the state government said.

The epicentre of the tremor was located near Bhachau in Kutch district, officials said.

An official of the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said that the tremor was recorded at 8:13 pm.

An aftershock of 3.1 magnitude was felt six minutes later, with its epicentre located 25 km west north west of Rapar in Kutch district, the ISR said.

Though the earthquake reportedly didn’t cause any major damage, it reminded many people of the devastating earthquake of 2001 that had killed thousands and flattened houses and buildings.

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