Quake measuring 5.3 on Richter jolts Gujarat

Last Updated: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 08:35

Ahmedabad: An eaqrthquake measuring 5.3 on
the Richter scale jolted Gujarat on Thursday night but there was no
immediate report of any casualty or damage.

The epicentre of the quake of moderate intensity, which
shook the state at around 2248 hours, was 20km south east of
Sasangir near Vansthli town in Junagadh district.

Officials said the quake was felt for 25 seconds in
Junagadh and people rushed out of their homes in panic.

The tremor was felt in several other parts of the state
including Ahmedabad.

The state was rocked by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake on
January 26, 2001 leaving 20,000 people dead and causing
widespread destruction with the worst-affected being the Kutch
region.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 23:42

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