On June 14, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 hit Gujarat’s Rajkot. Within 24 hours this earthquake was the second hitting Gujarat.
The earthquake occurred in the afternoon. The earthquake’s epicenter was about 82km northwest of Rajkot, as reported by the NCS (National Center for Seismology). NCS is the government’s nodal agency for monitoring seismic activity in the country.
Before this earthquake, the city already experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5.
Fortunately, no damage has yet been reported due to the earthquake. No damage was reported from the state which has reported the fourth-highest number of coronavirus cases in India.
“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.
Entire Saurashtra And North Gujarat Regions, Including Ahmedabad, Felt The Impact Of The Quake
Kutch, Rajkot, and Patan were districts where tremors were felt. These districts also reported about felt tremors. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held telephone conversations with the District Collectors of these regions. Officials have also been told to report any damages due to the earthquake.
According to the official data, yesterday 4 earthquakes of medium intensities hit 90 km east of Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra. A 3.8 magnitude earthquake had struck near the city last night shortly after several parts of Gujarat were jolted.
As many as 14 quakes have hit Delhi or nearby regions, in the last two months, with a 4.5 magnitude event near Haryana’s Rohtak the biggest. “There is no need to panic but it is important to undertake preparedness and mitigation measures to reduce the risks,” NCS chief BK Bansal said last week.
Amid the lockdown, tremors are felt in different parts of the country. However, lockdown is relaxed in some parts of the country to revive the hammered economy.