Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude rocks Gujarat

Ahmedabad: An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Surat district in south Gujarat this

morning, though no casualty or damage was reported, an official said.

The earthquake, which occurred at 9:24 AM today, had its epicentre at Bhada village under Kamrej taluka of Surat district, nearly 24 kms north-west of Surat, he said.

"An aftershock of 2.8 magnitude was also felt at 11:23 AM with its epicentre at some 25 kms south-south east of Bhavnagar city in Saurashtra," said A Satish, senior geologist, Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar.

Tremors were felt in parts of Surat district and in Bhavnagar, Amreli, Palitana, Savarkundla, Adajan, among other places, officials said.

"The tremors were felt across single fault line stretching from Surat to Bhavnagar," Satish said.

"We have not received any reports of damage due to the earthquake," Surat Collector Mahendra Patel said.

Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said on her twitter handle, "Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 reported near Surat this morning. State government is taking necessary action. No damage reported till now."