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Earthquake in Gujarat: 5.5 Richter Scale Earthquake Strikes Near Rajkot In Gujarat

Earthquake in Gujarat: At 8.30 pm tonight, a magnitude 5.5 earth-quake shook various parts of the state including Rajkot, Patan, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar.

The quake struck at 8:26 a.m. on January 26, 2001, while the quake struck at 8:12 p.m. tonight. Thus, today’s shock has reminded the people of Gujarat of 2001.

Earthquake in Ahmedabad

  • A 5.5 magnitude earth-quake struck near Gujarat’s Rajkot at 8.13 PM Sunday, consistent with the National Center for Seismology (NCS).
  • The epicentre was 118 km north-northwest of Rajkot.
  • No injuries, deaths or damages are reported thus far .

Earthquake Today

  • At 8.30 pm tonight, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Gujarat at various parts of the state including Rajkot, Patan, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar.
  • There was an AP center near Vondh village near Bhachau in Kutch.
  • The quake struck at 8:26 a.m. on January 26, 2001, while the quake struck at 8:12 p.m. tonight.
  • Thus, today’s Earthquake in Gujarat has reminded the people of Gujarat of 2001.

Earthquake In Gujarat

  • The Earthquake in Gujarat worst affected area is Rajkot district. Shock has been felt in Jetpur, Virpur (Jalaram), Dhoraji, Upleta, Jamkandora of the district.
  • This led to a renewed wave of anxiety among the people.
  • There were two tremors in the district at 8 pm and 14 minutes.
  • While in Morbi there was a tremor for 7 to 8 seconds.
  • While the wall in Upleta has collapsed.

Gujarat Earthquake

  • The Chief Minister interacted with the District Collectors and instructed them to remain vigilant.
  • Following the quake, Chief Minister Rupani had an immediate telephone conversation with the district collectors of Rajkot, Kutch and Patan to get information about the situation.
  • The Chief Minister urged the collectors to remain vigilant and instructed them to get the details of any minor or major damage caused by these shocks.
  • The Chief Minister also suggested that the control rooms of the Disaster Management Cell be made more intensive in these districts.
  • The shock was also felt in Jamnagar, Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar.
  • Apart from this, strong tremors were also felt in Jamnagar, Junagadh, Bhavnagar and high-rise buildings were shaken.
  • While in Surendranagar, Hadvad, Patan also an earth-quake has occurred.

People in Rajkot city scared

  • People rushed out of their houses in various parts of Rajkot city after the earth-quake.
  • People who were more experienced in tall buildings were terrified and are still standing on the road.

Ahmedabad Earthquake

  • Panic spread among the people because of Earthquake in Ahmedabad when the quake hit and people rushed out of the house.
  • People living upstairs in the flat have more experience Earthquake in Ahmedabad.
  • Intensity of around 3 has been recorded Earthquake in Ahmedabad.

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