On Sunday afternoon, another earthquake shook Gujarat, with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale. The National Earthquake Science Center reported that the epicenter of the earthquake was located 270 km north-northwest of Rajkot, and had a depth of 10 km below the surface.
The tremors were felt across the region, causing panic among the residents. No casualties or damage to property have been reported so far. However, the incident has once again raised concerns about the safety of the area, which is prone to earthquakes.
This is not the first time that Gujarat has experienced earthquakes. The state has a long history of seismic activity, with several major earthquakes in the past. The most devastating earthquake in recent times occurred in 2001, when a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit the region, causing widespread destruction and claiming thousands of lives.
Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on 26-02-2023, 15:29:19 IST, Lat: 36.06 & Long: 70.77, Depth: 98 Km ,Location: 117km S of Fayzabad, Afghanistan for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/kDujVgJmSI@NDRFHQ @ndmaindia @Indiametdept @Dr_Mishra1966 pic.twitter.com/W8i05JoyU0
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) February 26, 2023
Authorities have urged people to remain calm and take necessary precautions during such events. They have also advised residents to follow safety guidelines and evacuate buildings if necessary. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of disaster preparedness and the need for a robust emergency response system in the region.