5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Rajkot, Gujarat; 2.9 Magnitude Quake Felt In Jammu & Kashmir: NCS

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A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Rajkot in Gujarat at 8.13 pm on June 14. The epicentre was 118 km north-northwest of Rajkot as per the National Center for Seismology (NCS). It is the government's nodal agency for monitoring seismic activity in the country. An aftershock of 3.1 magnitude was felt six minutes later. CM Vijay Rupani held telephone conversations with the District Collectors of Kutch, Rajkot and Patan, regions where the quake was felt and from where tremors were reported. As per NCS website, the moderate-intensity quake struck around 85 km from Bhuj, the site of a devastating 7.7 magnitude earthquake on January 26, 2001 that reportedly killed over 20,000 people and left over 1.5 lakh others injured. In less than 30 minutes of the Gujarat earthquake, a 2.9 magnitude tremor was recorded 90 km east of Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, as per the NCS. June 14 earthquakes were the latest in a series of minor and moderate quakes to have hit parts of northern India. The most recent was a low-intensity earthquake (2.1 magnitude) that struck near Gurgaon in Haryana on June 8, with tremors felt in Delhi as well. Nearly 14 quakes have hit the national capital, or nearby regions, in the last two months. Reportedly, experts have played down concerns these are prelude to a large-scale seismic event.

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