Ahmedabad, Jan 20: Four minor earthquakes within seven hours hit the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat on Sunday but there were no reports of casualties or damages.
According to the Institute of Seismological Research in Gujarat, the tremors were felt in a span of seven and a half hours, with the first measuring 1.4 on the Richter Scale with the epicentre eight km from Bachahu in Kutch region.
The second major tremor measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale was felt at 12.23 p.m. with the epicentre 38 km from Saurashtra's Una. The focus of the tremor was located at a depth of 19.7 km, it said.
The third tremor measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale was felt three minutes later with the epicentre 29.6 mm from Bhachau in Kutch region.
The fourth tremor measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale was felt at 1.37 p.m. with the epicentre some 31 km from Surendranagar in Saurashtra region.
Meanwhile, earthquake of magnitude 3.6 on Richter scale hit Palghar city of Maharashtra also. No casualties were reported so far. The epicentre of the quake was not known till writing of this report.
Last year too an earthquake with a magnitude measuring 3.2 on the Ritcher scale struck Palghar district, as reported by ANI.
News24 Bureau/ Agencies