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Earthquake in Kutch, no reports of casualties or damage

Earthquake tremors were felt in Kutch in Gujarat on Sunday evening.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 05, 2020 19:11 IST
Earthquake in Kutch, no reports of casualties or damage
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Earthquake in Kutch, no reports of casualties or damage 

Earthquake tremors were felt in Kutch in Gujarat on Sunday evening. There are no reports of casualties or damage to property.

It was preceded by four minor quakes of 1.8, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.1 magnitude between 1.50 am and 4.32 pm, the official said.

"A 4.2 magnitude earthquake was felt in Kutch district with its epicentre 14 km north-north-east of Bhachau in Kutch district at 5.11 pm on Sunday," the official of the Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said.

The same region had on June 14 recorded an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude that was felt across several parts of Saurashtra region, forcing people to rush out of their houses.

Kutch district is located in a "very high risk" seismic zone and low intensity earthquakes regularly occur there.

The 2001 earthquake, also known as the Bhuj earthquake, was the third largest and second most destructive in India over the last two centuries.

(With PTI inputs)

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