The quake was the most recent in a series of moderate and small quakes to have actually hit parts of northern India; the most current was a 2.1 magnitude event near Gurgaon in Haryana
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Gujarat’s Rajkot at 8.13 PM Sunday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the federal government’s nodal firm for keeping track of seismic activity in the nation. The epicentre was 118 km north-northwest of Rajkot, according to the NCS.
An aftershock of 3.1 magnitude was felt 6 minutes later on.
” Entire Saurashtra and north Gujarat areas, consisting of Ahmedabad, felt the effect of the quake. The aftershock was of a lower strength. There is no report of any significant damage to life and residential or commercial property from any location after the quake,” Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel was estimated by news firm PTI.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held telephone discussions with the District Collectors of Kutch, Rajkot and Patan, areas where the quake was felt and from where tremblings were reported. If required, his workplace stated authorities had actually been informed to report damages and trigger catastrophe management cells.
Visuals from news firm ANI revealed individuals collected outside homes and apartment in the Prahlad Nagar location of Ahmedabad, where tremblings were felt.
According to the NCS site, the moderate-intensity quake struck around 85 km from Bhuj, the website of a destructive 7.7 magnitude earthquake on January 26, 2001 that apparently eliminated over 20,000 individuals and left over 1.5 lakh others hurt.
Less than thirty minutes after the Gujarat quake, a 2.9 magnitude trembling was tape-recorded 90 km east of Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, according to the NCS.
Sunday night’s earthquakes were the newest in a series of moderate and small quakes to have actually hit parts of northern India; the most current was a low-intensity quake (2.1 magnitude) that struck near Gurgaon in Haryana, with tremblings felt in Delhi.
As numerous as 14 quakes have actually hit the nationwide capital, or neighboring areas, in the last 2 months, with a 4.5 magnitude event near Haryana’s Rohtak the greatest.
Professionals have actually soft-pedaled issues these are a start to a massive seismic event.
The Delhi-NCR area has numerous geological fault that produce earthquakes however likewise feels the effect of quakes from as far as Nepal and Afghanistan’s Hindukush Mountains.
BK Bansal, the Director of the National Center for Seismology, worried this week that it was required to take preventive steps.
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Other earthquakes in current days consist of a 4.3 magnitude event that hit Diglipur in the Andaman and Nicobar islands at 2.17 am on Wednesday and a 3.9 magnitude quake that hit 14 km north of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir at 8.16 am Tuesday.