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Earthquake hits Gujarat

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Last updated on: October 21, 2011 00:42 IST
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An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted Gujarat on Thursday night but there was no immediate report of any casualty or damage.

The epicentre of the quake of moderate intensity, which shook the state at around 2248 hours, was 20km south east of Sasangir near Vansthli town in Junagadh district.

Officials said the quake was felt for 25 seconds in Junagadh and people rushed out of their homes in panic.

The tremor was felt in several other parts of the state including Ahmedabad and even in Mumbai

The state was rocked by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake on January 26, 2001 leaving 20,000 people dead and causing widespread destruction with the worst-affected being the Kutch region.

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