Published On: Mon, Jun 15th, 2020

Earthquake tremors of 5.5 magnitude felt in Gujarat

Gujarat, June 15, 2020.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on Richter Scale struck Gujarat’s Rajkot district on Sunday evening. Several parts of the state including Ahmedabad felt tremors as well.

According to officials, the epicentre was near Bhachau in Kutch district.

As per National Center for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake took place 122 km north-northwest (NNW) of Rajkot, Gujarat at 8:13 pm today.

According to reports, the tremors were felt in cities like Kutch, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Patan, where many people rushed out of their houses.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or loss of property.

Taking stock of the situation, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held an immediate telephone conversation with the Collectors of Rajkot, Kutch and Patan districts, soon after.

“Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held an immediate telephone conversation with the Collectors of Rajkot, Kutch and Patan districts following the tremors in the state and got information about the situation there,” Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated.

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