5.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Gujarat, India

June 20, 2012INDIAAn earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted many parts of Gujarat in the early morning on Wednesday but there were no reports of damage to property or loss of life. A moderate earthquake was experienced today which had the epicenter at 26 km South South-East of Dholavira in Kutch district. Tremors were felt in Bhuj, Rapar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Ahmedabad cities too, according to officials of Seismological department. “Earlier a mild quake came. Then occurred the bigger jolt measuring 5.0 on Richter scale and it had the depth of 80 kms,” Institute of Seismological Research Director General B K Rastogi said. “There were 27 aftershocks registered, in the magnitude of 1 to 3 on the Richter scale, and majority of them were in Kutch and Saurashtra region. But there are no reports of damage to property or the life,” he said. Residents of Kutch region, which was devastated by a quake in 2001, rushed out of their homes in panic. “In Ahmedabad also some people felt minor tremors but we have not received any panic calls,” said Chief Fire Officer M F Dastur. –Indian Express
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1 Response to 5.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Gujarat, India

  1. Emanni says:

    Freak phenomenon floods ancient Indian temple

    Giant sea waves, more than 12 feet high (3.6 m), hit the northern side of the famous shore temple at Mamallapuram, on Tuesday evening, June 19, leaving the heritage monument three feet deep in water. Temple is located 60 km from Chennai in Tamil Nadu.


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