Ahmedabad: The Junagadh region of
Gujarat, which experienced an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the
Richter scale last night, on Friday experienced an aftershock.
At around 08:45 hours on Friday, an aftershock measuring 4.1
on the Richter scale was felt in and around Junagadh district,
the MeT office said here.
Twelve people were injured and 50 mud houses were damaged
in last night`s quake, officials said.
The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around
22:48 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.
The state government sent rescue and medical teams to the
villages in the Sasan Gir area on Friday, from where reports of
house collapses had come, an official of Relief Commissioner`s
"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, adding some of the
houses in Ladoli, Jalandhar, Khorsa, Dharampur and other
villages have totally collapsed.
"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.