Sesmologists team to visit Junagadh after quake

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Junagadh, Gujarat, Nov 6 (UNI) A team of seismologists from Pune is expected to arrive in Junagadh district following a mild earthquake, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale, that rocked the district this morning.

''After the first quake of 4.8 intensity, there have been more than 20 mild aftershocks between 6.11 am and 1.45 pm. Though no loss of life was reported, damage to property has been reported from Talala taluka where cracks have appeared in houses,'' a senior official from disaster management department of Junagadh Collectorate told UNI.

''Walls of 30 houses in eight villages of Talala taluka developed cracks. The most affected villages include Hiranwel, Moruka, Surawa, Rasulpara, Jalpar, Akolwadi, Sasan and Bhalchchel,'' he said.

''That apart villages of Visavadar, Maliya-Hariya, Mevarada, Keshodh and Veraval also experienced aftershocks,'' he added.

UNI

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