15 aftershocks in Gujarat's Kutch district after earthquake

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As many as 15 aftershocks had been skilled in Gujarat’s Kutch district, a few of them of greater than Four magnitude, a day after an earthquake of 5.Three depth hit the world, officers stated on Monday.

No casualty or harm to property was reported although some homes developed cracks, they stated.

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On Sunday night time, an earthquake of 5.Three magnitude was recorded with its epicentre 10km North-North East (NNE) of Bhachau in Kutch, the location of a devastating quake in 2001.

After that, 15 aftershocks rattled the world all through Sunday night time and Monday, together with one with 4.6 magnitude that was recorded at 12.57 pm on Monday with its epicentre 15 km NNE of Bhachau, a scientist from the Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) stated.

Scientist Santosh Kumar of ISR stated these had been aftershocks of Sunday night time’s 5.Three magnitude earthquake, and additional research was underway associated to them.

Apart from the earthquake of 4.6 magnitude, an aftershock of 4.1 magnitude was recorded at 3:56 pm, an one other of three.6 magnitude at 1:01 pm, with their epicentres six and 11 kms NNE of Bhachau, respectively, the official stated.

Aftershocks of assorted magnitudes, starting from 1.Four to three.1, had been recorded thus far within the space, the official stated.

Kutch collector Praveena DK stated there was no report of casualty or harm to property although a number of homes close to the epicentre creating cracks.

“There is totally no harm other than a number of homes reporting cracks, and that too within the villages the place the epicentre was positioned,” she stated.

Sunday night time’s 5.Three magnitude earthquake was felt in a number of elements of Saurashtra and north Gujarat districts, particularly in Rajkot and Patan the place individuals rushed out of their homes in giant numbers.

People stated the quake briefly reminded them of the devastating Kutch earthquake of seven.7 magnitude that had rocked the state on January 26, 2001, inflicting huge lack of life and property.

Kutch district is positioned in a “very excessive danger” seismic zone, and earthquakes of decrease depth happen recurrently there.

As per the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority, the 2001 earthquake was the third largest and second most harmful in India during the last two centuries as round 20,000 individuals had died.


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