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Tremor jolts Kutch district of Gujarat

Tremor jolts Kutch district of Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Aug 19 (UNI) A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, hit the Kutch district of Gujarat on Monday.

According to the official information received from the Institute of Seismological Research here, the epicenter of the quake, which jolted the region at 1443 hrs, was at a distance of six km North North West from Bhachau.

Kutch is situated in a highly seismic zone. Gujarat has felt almost 40 tremors in August alone, but most of these were mild ones. A tremor was felt in March in Una area, having intensity of 4.1 on the Richter scale.

There were no reports of any damage to life or property due to Monday's tremor, so far.

Kutch district had witnessed a devastating earthquake on January 26, 2001, leading to death of more than 20,000 people and damage to nearly four lakh houses.


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