Second Earthquake Of 4.4 Magnitude Jolts Gujarat Within 24 Hours

An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude on the Richter Scale hit Rajkot in Gujarat on Monday afternoon.

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June 15, 2020

National

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An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude on the Richter Scale hit Rajkot in Gujarat on Monday afternoon. This is also said to be the second earthquake to have hit Rajkot in the past 24 hours.

“An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale hit 83 km northwest (NW) of Rajkot, Gujarat at 12:57 pm on Monday,” National Center for Seismology (NCS) said, as reported by ANI.

No damage has been reported from the state either. “Entire Saurashtra and north Gujarat regions, including Ahmedabad, felt the impact of the quake. The aftershock was of 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 said.

Until now, 14 quakes have hit Delhi and its nearby regions in the past two months with a 4.5 magnitude event near Haryana’s Rohtak being 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.

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