Gujarat's Gir Witnesses Two Back-to-Back Earthquakes

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Gujarat’s Gir Witnesses Two Back-to-Back Earthquakes

| Updated: May 8, 2024 18:52

Talala, a town in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district, experienced two seismic tremors on Wednesday afternoon, as reported by the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR). The ISR confirmed that the first tremor, with a magnitude of 3.7, was swiftly followed by a second tremor registering a magnitude of 3.6.

The initial 3.7 magnitude tremor was detected at 3.14 pm, with its epicentre approximately 13 kilometres north-northeast (NNE) from Talala, located in the Saurashtra region of the state. A mere four minutes later, at 3.19 pm, the second tremor of 3.6 magnitude struck, its epicentre traced back to 12 km NNE from Talala.

Despite the consecutive tremors, the district administration reported no damage to life or property. This incident brings back memories of the devastating 7.7 magnitude earthquake that rocked Gujarat on January 26, 2001, with its epicentre in Kutch. That disaster was the third largest and second most destructive in India in two centuries, resulting in the near-total destruction of numerous towns and villages in the district. The 2001 earthquake claimed the lives of approximately 13,800 people and left 1.67 lakh injured.

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