Nepal earthquake jolts parts of Gujarat too;no damage reported

Ahmedabad: Effect of twin earthquakes that struck Nepal today were also felt in parts of Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat and Vadodara cities where people rushed out of high rise buildings after tremors.

However, no damage has been reported so far in the state due to the earthquake, said officials.

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"Due to the earth-quake reported around 65 kms east of Nepal's capital town Kathmandu, many parts of Gujarat also felt its affect," B K Rastogi, Director at Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), told PTI.

Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara and Surat felt the tremors, added Rastogi.

The intensity of tremors felt in Gujarat due to earthquake of Nepal would be around 3 on the Richter scale, said Rastogi adding that no damage has been reported due to the jolt.

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The tremors were felt mainly in high-rise buildings of the city, he said. State Relief Commissioner D N Pandey told PTI that there is no report of casualty or damage from any where in the state.

Immediately after the quake at around 12:35 PM, panic-struck people in the city, who were seen rushing out of high-rise buildings. Situation was the same in many other cities of North, Central and South Gujarat, where people felt the jolt in high-rise and tall buildings.

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