Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hits Rajkot

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New Delhi (NVI): An earthquake measuring 4.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale hit Rajkot in Gujarat today morning, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) said.

The earthquake struck at 7:40 am at a depth of more than 10 kilometres beneath ground, according to the NCS. The epicentre of the earthquake was 22 km southwest of Rajkot.

Several other parts of the state including Amreli and Junagadh districts felt tremors.

This was the second earthquake to hit the western state this month. On July 5, a 4.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded with its epicentre around 14 kms from Bhachau in Kutch district of Gujarat.

However, there were no reports of any damage to life or property.

-RJV