An earthquake with a 3.5 intensity hit Kutch, which is already facing the threat of the Biparjoy cyclone. The earthquake occurred at 5:15 PM, 5 kilometers from Bhachau in Kutch. The epicentre was located at a latitude of 23.291 and a longitude of 70.293, with a depth of 18.5 kilometers. This comes just a few weeks after another earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit the Khavda region of Kutch.
The Meteorological Department reported heavy rainfall and strong winds in parts of the Saurashtra-Kutch region as the region prepares for the approaching cyclone. In the last 24 hours, 54 talukas across the Saurashtra and Kutch districts received more than 10 mm of rainfall. Some areas were hit particularly hard, with Khambhaliya taluka in Devbhumi Dwarka district recording the highest rainfall with 121 mm, followed by Dwarka with 92 mm and Kalyanpur with 70 mm.
The earthquake and heavy rainfall have added to the challenges faced by Kutch residents who are already preparing for the impact of the cyclone. Authorities are monitoring the situation closely and working hard to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected.