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Gujarat: 4.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Surat


Surat, Nov 07: An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 was on Saturday afternoon reported near Surat in Gujarat, according to India's National Center for Seismology.

Gujarat: 4.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Surat

The epicentre of the earthquake was 53 km northeast (NE) of Surat, Gujarat, India, the agency said. The earthquake struck at 3:39 PM IST at a depth of 10 km from the surface.

According to the NCS website, the time of the quake was 3.39 pm.

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The epicentre of the quake was at Netrang taluka's MotaMalpore village in Bharuch district.

Sources said that two tremors were felt for less than 3 seconds in many parts of Surat including Nanpura, Athwalines, Rander , Adajan, Chowk Bazaar, Katargam etc.

Residents in most parts of Surat city, Bharuch district, Olpaad taluka and Bardoli taluka rushed out of their homes, especially the high-rise buildings following the tremors.

In Bharuch town, the residents in the residential areas and business establishments rushed out of their premises following the tremors.

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