An earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hit Gujarat’s Kutch district on Monday morning, the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said. There was no report of any loss of life or damage to property, district authorities said.
The earthquake was registered at 6.38 am with its epicentre 11km north-north east of Dudhai village in the district, the Gandhinagar-based ISR said in an update on its website.
The ISR said that it was preceded by a tremor of 3.2 magnitude reported at 5.18am with its epicentre 23km east-southeast of Khavda village in the district.
Kutch is about 400 km from Ahmedabad and located in a very high risk seismic zone and earthquakes of low intensity occur there regularly.
In January 2001, a devastating earthquake struck the district, which is located in the Saurashtra region, killing 13,800 people and injuring another 1.67 lakh. The earthquake had caused extensive damage to properties in the district’s towns and villages.
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