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Low intensity earthquake hits Kutch

Kutch: A low intensity earthquake measuring 3.9 magnitude has hit Kutch district in Gujarat on Sunday at 12.43 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 19 km north-northeast (NNE) of Bhachau in Kutch district at a depth of 14.2 km. There was no immediate report of casualty, injury or damage to property.

Earlier on Saturday a mild earthquake measuring 1.6 magnitude has hit the same area. The epicenter of the quake was at 21 km northeast (NNE) of Bhachau.

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As per the Gujarat Disaster management Authority, the Kutch region is situated at a  ‘very high-risk seismic zone’.  In 2001, the district was devastated by a strong earthquake of 6.9 magnitude.


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