5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Gujarat, no casualty reported
Ahmedabad : A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Gujarat's Rajkot at 8.13 PM Sunday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the government's nodal agency for monitoring seismic activity in the country.
The epicenter has been located 118 km north-northwest of Rajkot. Six minutes later an aftershock of 3.1 magnitude was also felt.
"Entire Saurashtra and north Gujarat regions, including Ahmedabad, felt the impact of the quake. The aftershock was of a lower intensity. There is no report of any major damage to life and property from any area after the quake," Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel was quoted by news agency PTI.
CM Vijay Rupani spoke with District officials of Kutch, Rajkot and Patan, asking them to report any damage and activate disaster management cells if needed.
Visuals from news agency ANI showed people gathered outside houses and apartment buildings in the Prahlad Nagar area of Ahmedabad, where tremors were felt.
Less than 30 minutes after the Gujarat quake, a 2.9 magnitude tremor was recorded 90 km east of Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, according to the NCS.