An official from the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) reported on Friday that two minor earthquakes of magnitudes, 3.4 and 3.1, were recorded in Gujarat’s Amreli district in the space of 24 hours, bringing the state’s total number of such quakes to three over the previous two days.
According to district officials, no fatalities or property damage were reported. The most recent of the three earthquakes, measuring magnitude 3.1, was felt at 11.40 am on Friday in Mitiyala village, Savarkundla taluka. According to the ISR official, it was 43 kilometres to the south-southeast of Amreli City.
At 11.35 pm on Thursday, a tremor of 3.4 was recorded at Khambha, 44 km south-south east of the district headquarters, which is in the Saurashtra region. A 2.2 tremor was felt in the Khambha region on February 19 as well.
In January 2001, an earthquake that struck the Kutch area of Gujarat, which is also a part of Saurashtra, left 13,800 people dead and 1.67 lakh injured. Properties, in a number of the district’s towns and villages, suffered substantial damage as a result of the earthquake.