Tremors shake parts of north Gujarat

Published: Jun 06, 2019, 09:33 IST | mid-day online desk |

The epicentre of the quake was 31 km North East of Palanpur town in Banaskantha district

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A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook parts of Banaskantha and adjoining districts in north
Gujarat Wednesday night, though no damage to property or casualties were reported.

Data released by the Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research said tremors were recorded at 10.31 pm.

The epicentre of the quake was 31 km North East of Palanpur town in Banaskantha district.

People came out of houses in Banaskantha, Mehsana and Sabarkantha areas after feeling the tremors. Mild tremors were also experienced in pockets of Ahmedabad.

The state control room said there were no reports of anyone getting injured or of damage to property.

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies

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