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Earthquake Of 4.1 Magnitude Jolts Gujarats Kutch

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 21, Aug 2021, 17:14 pm IST | UPDATED: 21, Aug 2021, 17:29 pm IST

Earthquake Of 4.1 Magnitude Jolts Gujarats Kutch

New Delhi: An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted the Kutch district of Gujarat on Saturday afternoon. According to the Institute of Seismology Research (ISR, Gandhinagar) the tremor was recorded at 12.08 p.m., with its epicentre located 23 km East Southeast (ESE) of Dholavira, the world heritage site in Kutch district of Gujarat.

There were no reports of any casualty or damage to property, it said.

According to media reports, another seismic activity was recorded in Kutch a fortnight ago of a similar magnitude.

Earlier this month, an earthquake of 4.0 magnitude was recorded on August 4 with its epicentre located near Rapar. As per the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA), Kutch district is located in a "very high risk seismic zone".

It can be recalled the district witnessed a devastating earthquake of 6.9 magnitude in January 2001.Occurred on 26 January, India's 52nd Republic Day, the Bhuj earthquake in the Kutch region had left 12,300 people dead. Considerable damage also occurred in Bhachau and Anjar with hundreds of villages flattened in Taluka of Anjar, Bhuj and Bhachau. Over one million structures were damaged or destroyed, including many historic buildings and tourist attractions.

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