4.2 Magnitude Earthquake occurs in Gujarat

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The Kutch district of Gujarat was struck by an earthquake on Monday morning with a magnitude of 4.2, according to the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR).The district officials stated that there had been no reports of casualties or property damage. According to an update posted on the Gandhinagar-based ISR’s website, the earthquake was registered at 6:38 am with its epicentre 11 km north-northeast of Dudhai hamlet in the district.A 3.2 magnitude tremor with an epicentre 23 km east-southeast of Khavda village in the district that was registered at 5:18 am preceded it, according to the ISR.

A very high risk seismic zone is present in Kutch, which is around 400 kilometres from Ahmedabad, and where low-intensity earthquakes frequently happen. In January 2001, a catastrophic earthquake that struck the district in the Saurashtra region left 13,800 people dead and 1.67 lakh injured. Property in a number of the district’s towns and villages had suffered substantial damage as a result of the earthquake.

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