Quake rattles parts of Kutch

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Kutch district three minutes past noon on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:March 31, 2013 3:44 am

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Kutch district three minutes past noon on Saturday. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The Institute of Seismological Research in Gandhinagar located the epicentre at a depth of 24.4 km underground,about 27 km south-southwest of Rapar town,the headquarters of the district’s eastern-most taluka bordering the Little Rann of Kutch.

Ibrahimbhai,a high school teacher in the district headquarters of Bhuj,said over phone tremors were not felt there.

Saturday’s quake was the fourth tremor with a magnitude in excess of 3 to have hit Kutch this month. It was the second in Rapar’s vicinity,the first being a 3.4-magnitude tremor on March 18.

A tremor of 3.2 hit near Bhachau on March 21 and a magnitude 3.3 tremor hit Khavda on March 26.

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