Earthquake Measuring 4.4 Jolts Coastal Gujarat


Gandhinagar: An earthquake measuring 4.4. on Richter scale jolted parts of the coastal area near Mangrol in Junagadh district of Gujarat, Saturday afternoon. No damages were reported, official sources said.

The epicenter of the earthquake that struck at 12:23 pm lay 50 kilometer West-South-West (WSW) from Mangrol in the Arabian Sea, official sources at the Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) that monitors seismic activity in the state said.

This quake was a followed by a 2.5 magnitude tremor that struck at 12:30 pm with epicenter at 54 km WSW from Mangrol in the same region in the sea. This is the third earthquake measuring over 4.0 magnitude to have happened this year in Gujarat. In July, a 4.7 magnitude quake struck Surat in South Gujarat, while a 4.0 earthquake was recorded in March at Bhachau in Kutch.