August 28, 2016 2:08:48 am
An earthquake measuring 4.4. on Richter scale jolted parts of the coastal area near Mangrol in Junagadh district of Gujarat, Saturday afternoon. No damages were reported, official sources said.
The epicentre of the earthquake that struck at 12:23 pm lay 50-kilometre West-South-West (WSW) from Mangrol in the Arabian Sea, official sources at the Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) that monitors seismic activity in the state said.
This quake was a followed by a 2.5 magnitude tremor that struck at 12:30 pm with epicentre at 54-km WSW from Mangrol in the same region in the sea. This is the third earthquake measuring over 4.magnitude to have occurred this year in Gujarat. In July, a 4.7 magnitude quake struck Surat in South Gujarat, while a 4 earthquake was recorded in March at Bhachau in Kutch. The tremor caused brief panic among residents of Mangrol, Junagadh city and adjoining areas in the district, but no casualty or damage to property was reported, Junagadh Collector Rahul Gupta said. “It was a mild tremor. We have not received any report of damage or casualty,” Gupta said.
With PTI Inputs
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