December 7, 2016
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Gujarat Earthquake for 4.7 Richter Scale Hits in Near Surat

Gujarat Earthquake for 4.7 Richter Scale Hits in Near Surat

Gujarat Earthquake for 4.7 Richter Scale Hits in Near Surat

Gujarat Earthquake for 4.7 Richter Scale Hits in Near Surat

According to initial reports, tremors were felt in areas of Randher in Surat, Amreli, Sawarkundla and Adajan. The shallow quake occurred at a depth of 10 Kms, some 14 Kms near Surat.

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit various parts of South Gujarat, early on Sunday. Strong tremors were felt in the state, after the quake hit at about 9.24 am. The epicenter of the quake is said to be some 14 Kms away from the city of Surat. According to initial reports, tremors were felt in areas of Randher in Surat, Amreli, Sawarkundla and Adajan. No reports of any damage to life and property have come yet. More details about the same are awaited.

The shallow quake occurred at a depth of 10 Kms, near Surat. There have been no reports of a tsunami warning, yet. The Geological Survey of India recognises Gujarat as one of the five seismic zones in India, with parts around Surat especially vulnerable to earthquakes. The Indian subcontinent in itself is highly vulnerable to seismic activity. At least 38 Indian cities lie in high-risk seismic zones and nearly 60 percent of the subcontinental landmass is vulnerable to earthquakes.

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