On 5th June, Wednesday night, a magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook parts of Banaskantha and adjoining districts in North Gujarat. However, the State control room reported no damage to property or casualties.
Data released by the Gandhinagar- based Institute of Seismological research said tremors were recorded at 10.31 pm. It had a latitude of 24.300 N, a longitude of 72.711E and depth of 3.1-km.
The epicenter of the quake was 31 km Northeast of Palanpur town in Banaskantha district.
People came out of houses in Banaskantha, Mehsana, Sabarkantha and Mount Abu and Abu road areas after feeling the tremors. Pockets of Ahmedabad also felt mild tremors. Several people also took to social media to report the quake and the authorities are monitoring the situation.
Gujarat got hit with it’s worst earthquake on January 26 2011, measuring 7.7 on the Moment magnitude scale. And Most parts of the Indian subcontinent felt the quake. The official government figures cited 13,800 fatalities and 166,000 injuries.
Earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar, third in two days.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit the Nicobar Islands on Sunday morning around 7:49 am.
Later, another earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter Scale hit Bankura, West Bengal around 10:39 am.
According to news agency ANI, two medium intensity earthquakes measuring 5.0 and 4.8 on the Richter Scale rattled Andaman and Nicobar Islands region in early hours of Saturday as well.
The islands have been experiencing frequent earthquakes over the past few days.
The first earthquake on Saturday struck with a magnitude of 5.0 struck had the region at around 2.52 am. While the second earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8 took place at 5 am.
Both earthquakes had a depth of 10 km.
No casualties, injuries or damage to property has been reported so far. Authorities said ‘There are no tsunami warning as well’.
The area is prone to frequent earthquakes, On May 21 and May 22 it was jolted by 4.1 and 5.6 intensity quakes, respectively.