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Light earthquake hits parts of Kutch district in Gujarat; no loss reported


Devdiscourse News Desk ahmedabad Last Updated at 13-11-2018 21:45:45 IST India
Light earthquake hits parts of Kutch district in Gujarat; no loss reported

An earthquake measuring 3.4 on Richter scale hit parts of Kutch district in Gujarat Tuesday, an official said. No casualty or damage to property was reported in the mild-intensity quake, the official said.

The epicentre of the quake was recorded 13 kms north-north-west (NNW) from Bhachau in Kutch district, the official of the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said.

"A quake measuring 3.4 on Richter scale was felt in Kutch at 3:37 pm with its epicentre being 13 kilometres NNW of Bhachau," the official said.

A quake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale was felt in the same region on November 10. The next day, a 3.3 intensity quake was recorded in the district with its epicentre near Bela. A devastating earthquake had shaken Kutch district in January 2001, killing thousands of people and destroying lakhs of homes.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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