Mild Tremors Recorded In Kutch, No Damage Reported

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Mild Tremors Recorded In Kutch, No Damage Reported

| Updated: March 20, 2023 18:42

An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded in Gujarat’s Kutch district on Monday morning. District authorities said no damage to life or property was reported.

The tremor was recorded at 7.35 am with its epicentre located around 10km north-northeast (NNE) from Bhachau city in Kutch district, briefed the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR).

Kutch district is located in a “very high risk” seismic zone, and the occurrence of mild tremors is a regular phenomenon.

As per the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA), the state faces a high earthquake risk and witnessed major incidents in 1819, 1845, 1847, 1848, 1864, 1903, 1938, 1956, and 2001.

The 2001 Kutch earthquake was the third largest and second most destructive earthquake in India over the last two centuries, killing more than 13,800 people and leaving 1.67 lakh others injured.

Significantly, ever since the Turkey earthquake in February, Gujarat’s Amreli and Rajkot districts have reported mild jolts on more than one occasion. Fortunately, the quakes did not trigger any damage to property or loss of life.

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