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Earthquake recorded in Bhuj

Date: 16 June 2020 Tags: Disaster & Disaster Management
  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck near Bhuj in Kutch district in Gujarat. The National Center for Seismology (NCS) said the epicentre of the earthquake was 118 km north-northwest (NNW) of Rajkot.
  • Gujarat has witnessed three major earthquakes in the past with the most devastating being the one in 2001, another in Anjar in 1956 and the third in 1918 in the Rann of Kutch.
  • The January 26, 2001 Bhuj earthquake, which was of 7.7 magnitude, reportedly killed over 20,000 people and left over 1.5 lakh others injured.