5.5 magnitude earthquake in Gujarat, cracks in houses, roof part fell, J&K also shaken

Within a few minutes, earthquakes have spread in Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir. There was a 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Rajkot, Gujarat in 8.13 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake has been reported in Bhachau in Kutch district. Apart from Rajkot, Jamnagar, Gir Somnath, Junagadh, tremors were felt at other places including Ahmedabad. There have been cracks in many houses, and debris has fallen from the roof of houses in some places. Shortly afterwards, a 3.0 magnitude earthquake also occurred in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir at 8.35 pm.

People moved out of their homes as soon as the earth moved in Rajkot, Gujarat. People said that the tremors were very fast and they felt it for several seconds. There have been cracks in houses in many places.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has spoken to the collectors of Rajkot, Kutch and Patan districts immediately after the earthquake and reviewed the situation. This information has been given by the CM office.

 Ahmedabad witnessed heavy rain after earthquake.

Due to the earthquake, people who came in panic came out of the houses, but after some time there is a report of heavy rains here. On social media, some residents of Ahmedabad have said that after the earthquake, clouds also started thundering and strong rains started.

Mild earthquake tremors are often felt in Gujarat, especially in Kutch. Their intensity varies from 1 to 3. But today’s blow was fast. The 2001 earthquake in Gujarat makes people injured, when the earthquake that occurred on the morning of 26 January took thousands of lives and left a large number of people homeless. Many cities, towns and villages were turned into rubble. The epicenter of the earthquake that day was in Kutch and the intensity was 6.9.

As many as 14 quakes have hit the national capital, or nearby regions, in the last two months, with a 4.5 magnitude event near Haryana’s Rohtak the biggest.

There have been more than a dozen small earthquakes in the last one and a half months across North India including Delhi-NCR. Frequent earthquake tremors raised concerns when most people were at home in the midst of the Corona crisis, but seismologists believe that there is no greater danger from small earthquakes, but may reduce the risk of large earthquakes.

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