residents jump out of the windows as New Quakes hit India

A series of fresh earthquakes shook buildings late Thursday and early Friday in the western Indian state of Gujarat, where a large quake killed at least 17,000 people two weeks ago. At least 25 people were reportedly injured in the aftershocks. Police said the injured included 15 panicked residents who jumped from the windows of their homes in Ahmedabad, according to the Press Trust of India. A 5.3-magnitude quake shook the Kutch district at 10:25 p.m. Thursday, the Indian Meteorological Department is quoted by Associated Press as saying. The epicentre was 12.5 miles northeast of Bhachau, a town that was badly damaged in the Jan. 26 quake. The quake was followed by 10 aftershocks of magnitudes measuring between 3 and 4. More than 230 aftershocks have rocked the region since the 7.7 magnitude earthquake, India's worst tremor in half a century.

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