Mild tremor felt in Kutch



Ahmedabad: A mild tremor measuring 3.2 on Richter Scale today shook Kutch, rekindling memories of the devastating earthquake which had hit the same day in 2001.

The tremor was recorded late evening with its epicentre 11 km North-West from Bhachau taluka of Kutch, officials of the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said.

However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported, they said.

Mild tremors were felt near Bhachau in the recent past, but the intensity increased suddenly this evening, ISR officials said.

A devastating earthquake of 7.7 magnitude on Richter Scale had rocked Kutch on January 26, 2001, in which thousands of people were killed and more than 4 lakh houses destroyed.

People in Kutch and other parts of the state, including Ahmedabad, today paid homage to the victims of the 2001 earthquake.

PTI