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Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude jolts Rajkot

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Rajkot in Gujarat on Thursday morning at 7:40 am. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) confirmed the earthquake striking Rajkot in Gujarat.

Tremors of the early morning earthquake in Gujarat were felt across Rajkot, Jamnagar, Junagarh and Surendranagar areas.

The epicentre of the quake was 22 km southwest of Rajkot, according to the NCS. The quake hit at a depth of more than 10 kilometres.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani immediately spoke to the local administration in Rajkot to take stock of the situation.

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre around 14 km from Bhachau in Kutch district of Gujarat, was recorded on July 5.

The medium intensity earthquake was preceded by four minor quakes of 1.8, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.1 magnitudes between 1.50 am and 4.32 pm the same day.

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Two more earthquakes were reported from different parts of the country on Thursday.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter Scale hit Karimganj in Assam at 7:57 am, whereas another low-intensity earthquake measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale hit Una in Himachal Pradesh at 4:47 am on Thursday.

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