Quake measuring 5.3 shakes Gujarat; tremors felt in Mumbai


Bhuj, Oct 21: A minor earthquake struck parts of Gujarat late night on Thursday. The quake measured 5.3 in the richter scale with the epicenter of the same being 20km south east of Sasangir near Vanthali town in Junagadh district, the Indian Metereological Department revealed. No casualties have been reported.

The tremors were felt at around 10:48 PM and lasted for close to 25 seconds in Junagadh. Mild tremors were felt in Mumbai as well.

With no reports of damages, the tremors were felt in other parts of the state including Ahmedabad. Considerable panic was caused among residents with many rushing out of their homes in the wee hours.

Rajeev Nair, the Director of Met Department at Mumbai was quoted as saying, "The epicentre of the earthquake which registered 5.3 on Richter scale was at Junagadh in Gujarat...tremors were felt here." The US Geological Survey also reported that the epicenter of the quake was 38 km south of Junagadh and 126 km South-Southwest of Rajkot. The Geological Survey added that the depth of the quake was 15.5 km.

Parts of the state suffered a power outage due to the quake.

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