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3.1 magnitude tremor strikes near Statue of Unity in Gujarat

There was no damage to the monument which is built in such a way that it can withstand powerful earthquakes and cyclones

Our Bureau, PTI Ahmedabad Published 21.06.22, 12:52 PM
Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity File picture

A tremor of 3.1 magnitude was recorded near Kevadia village in Gujarat's Narmada district, but there was no report of any casualty or property damage, officials said on Tuesday.

The 182-meter tall Statue of Unity is located near the Kevadia village. The tremor was recorded on Monday night.

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There was no damage to the Statue of Unity, which is built in such a way that it can withstand powerful earthquakes and cyclones, the monument's public relations officer Rahul Patel said.

The epicentre of the tremor was 12 km east-southeast of Kevadia, the Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said in a statement.

A 3.1 magnitude tremor was recorded at 10.07 pm on Monday with its epicentre 12 km east-southeast (ESE) of Kevadia in south Gujarat. It was recorded at a depth of 12.7 km, the ISR said.

There was no report of any casualty or damage to property in the region due to the tremor, district administration officials said.

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