5.3 magnitude earthquake rocks parts of Gujarat; No report of any major damage to property or loss of life

An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude shook parts of Gujarat at 8:13 PM last night. The epicentre of the tremor was located near Bhachau in Kutch district. In Kutch, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Patan, many people rushed out of their houses. There is no report of any major damage to property or loss of life. However, some houses in Kutch
and adjoining districts developed cracks.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held telephonic conversation with collectors of Kutch, Rajkot and Patan districts that are located close to the epicentre of the quake. He directed the collectors to report damage, if any, and activate the disaster management cell.

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