Tremors felt in Kutch district of Gujarat with a magnitude of 3.4
Tremors felt in Kutch district of Gujarat with a magnitude of 3.4

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake was felt in the Kutch district of Gujarat today i.e. on Tuesday morning. Officials have given information about this. According to the information received, the district administration also informed that there was no report of any casualty or damage to property. Let us tell you all that the Earthquake Research Institute (ISR) at Gandhinagar reported that the tremor was recorded at 7.50 am and its epicentre was 19 km west of Rapar in the district to the south-west.

On the other hand, the ISR says that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.7 kilometres from the surface. You all must be aware that in the last two weeks, three earthquakes of magnitude 3.4 have been felt in the district. Yes, and Kutch district falls in the 'highly sensitive' zone in terms of earthquakes. If you remember, the earthquake in January 2001 caused huge devastation in the district and massacred about 13,800 people while 1.67 lakh people were injured.

Let's know why an earthquake occurs?- It is said that the earth is mainly made up of four layers. Inner Core, Outer Core, Mantle and Crust Core. In such a situation, the crust and the upper mantle core are known as the lithosphere and this 50-km thick layer is divided into several sections. At the same time, it is made up of tectonic plates and these tectonic plates keep moving in their place. It is said that when these plates collide with other tectonic plates, it is called an earthquake. These plates can move from their place both horizontally and vertically.

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