Ahmedabad: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Gujarat state on Thursday night, the Seismology department said. There were no immediate reports of casualty or damage to property.

The quake, which had its epicentre in Junagadh district of Gujarat, hit the region at 8.49 pm, an official said.

The epicentre, with a focal depth of 10 km, was stated to be 21.2 degrees north latitude and 70.7 degrees east longitude.

(Agencies)