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Series of mild tremors felt in Gujarat

The epicenter of tremor, felt around 06.31am was located about 22 kilometer north-west from Bhachau.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: May 9, 2015 3:33:33 pm
kutch earthquake, earthuake kutch, earthquake gujarat, gujarat earthquake, earthquake, india earthquake, earthquake india, india news A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Kutch, Gujarat; no casualties have been reported.

A series of mild tremors- about six of them- were on Saturday felt in Kutch and Saurashtra regions of Gujarat. The biggest was of 4.3 magnitude that was felt near Bhachau town of Kutch district.

According to officials at the datacentre of the state-run Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), the epicenter of tremor, felt around 06.31am was located about 22 kilometer north-west from Bhachau.

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Bhachua also experienced a couple of smaller tremors measuring between 1.3 and 2.0 on the Richter scale. While a fourth tremor of 1.9 magnitude was felt 16 kilometer south-east of Bhuj on Saturday.

Tremors of 1.7 and 1.8 magnitude were also felt 25 kilometers South-west of Surendranagar (that lies in close proximity with Kutch district) in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. All these tremors were felt between 01.42 am and 9:01 am.

According to officials of ISR, Kutch is a very active seismic zone that has four major active faults that cause earthquakes of 6.0 to 8.0 magnitude. Kutch Mainland fault, South Wagad fault, Allah bund fault and the Katrol Hill fault are some of the principal faults in the region.

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