Aftershock in Junagadh after last night`s quake

The Junagadh region of Gujarat, which had an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale last night, today experienced an aftershock.

Updated: Oct 21, 2011, 15:26 PM IST

Ahmedabad/Rajkot: The Junagadh region of
Gujarat, which had an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter
scale last night, today experienced an aftershock.

Twelve people were injured and 50 kacha houses were
damaged in last night`s quake, according to officials.

The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around
2248 hours last night, was 20 km south east of Sasan Gir near
Vansthli town in Junagadh district. The tremors were felt in
Ahmedabad, South Gujarat and even Mumbai.

At around 0845 hours today, an aftershock measuring 4.1
on the Richter scale was felt in and around Junagadh district.

State government sent rescue and medical teams to the
villages in the Sasan Gir area today, from where reports of
house collapses had come, an official of Relief Commissioner`s
office here said.

"We are assessing the damage which is mainly in some 10
villages along the periphery of the Gir forest," Junagadh
district collector, A M Parmar, said.

"Some of the houses in Ladoli, Jalandhar, Khorsa,
Dharampur and other villages have totally collapsed," Parmar
said.

"Those who were injured in the house collapse have been
taken to hospital and all of them are out of danger."

Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Ladoli and
Jalandhar villages today, Parmar said.

PTI