Gujarat: 5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Rajkot, other cities

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Gujarat at 8:13 pm on Sunday, with the epicentre 122 kilometres north-west of Rajkot, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) informed.

“An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck 122 km north-northwest (NNW) of Rajkot, Gujarat at 8:13 pm today,” NCS said.

The epicentre lay at a depth of 10 km in Gujarat’s Kutch district.

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Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held an immediate telephone conversation with the Collectors of Rajkot, Kutch and Patan districts, soon after the tremors were felt in the state.

“Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held an immediate telephone conversation with the Collectors of Rajkot, Kutch and Patan districts following the tremors in the state and got information about the situation there,” Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated.

The tremor was felt in cities like Ahmedabad, Kutch, Patan and Rajkot where people were seen rushing out of their homes.

No reports of damage to life or property has come so far.

Meanwhile, an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 struck 90 km east of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir at 8:35 pm today.

(With ANI inputs)

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