An earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale was recorded near the village of Kevadia in Gujarat, home of the world-famous Statue of Unity. However, according to the latest reports, no life or property was lost in the area.
The 182-meter high Statue of Unity is located close to the town of Kevadia. The earthquakes were reported Monday evening. There is no damage to the Statue of Unity, which is built in such a way that it cannot be damaged by powerful earthquakes and cyclones, said the PRO Rahul Patel.
The earthquake’s center of gravity was 12km east-southeast of Kevadia, the Gandhinagar-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said in a statement.
“At 10:07 p.m. Monday, a 3.1 magnitude quake was measured at the focal point 12 km east-southeast (ESE) of Kevadia in southern Gujarat. It was recorded at a depth of 12.7 km,” according to the Gandhinagar-based Earthquake Research Institute (ISR).