4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Kutch district

Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (PTI) An earthquake of magnitude 4.3jolted parts of Kutch district of Gujarat on Monday evening,but there was no report of any casualty or damage to property,officials said.

The earthquake of 4.3 magnitude was recorded at 7:01pm with its epicentre 23 km NNE (north-north-east) of Bhachauin Kutch district, an official of the Gandhinagar-basedInstitute of Seismological Research (ISR) said.

This comes hours after another mild quake in the samedistrict, around 340km from Ahmedabad.

The district administration said no report has beenreceived so far about any damage to property or loss of lifedue to the quake.

We have not received any report of damage to propertyor life, collector M Nagarajan said.

Another part of Kutch recorded an earthquake of 2.7magnitude on Monday at 9:22 am with its epicentre being 16kmwest-north-west of Dudhai in the district, the ISR datashowed.

Kutch district had experienced a devastatingearthquake in January 2001, killing thousands of people anddestroying lakhs of homes. PTI KA PDRSY RSY