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Tremors rock Gujarat, Maharashtra

There were no reports of any casualty or damage to property.


Two earthquakes of mild intensity shook parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat today.

There were no reports of any casualty.

A quake measuring 5 on the Richter scale was experienced in parts of western Maharashtra at 10.50 am.

Its epicentre was Goshatwadi village, about 10km from Koyna dam in Satara district, the Met office in Ahmedabad said.

An aftershock of 4.4 magnitude was registered an hour later, it said.

The Koyna dam, situated in a quake-prone region, is safe, officials said.

The tremors were also felt in several parts of Mumbai, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Pune, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.

There were no reports of any damage to life or property, they added.

A quake, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, was felt at 8.55 am in parts of Gujarat.

The earthquake had its epicentre at Vamka taluka in Kutch, which is an active fault line, scientists at Institute of Seismological Research said.

An aftershock measuring 2.9 was also felt, they said.

Besides Kutch district, tremors were experienced in parts of Saurashtra region.

No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far in Gujarat, officials said.

The two earthquakes today, however, had no impact on nuclear power plants in the state, India's nuclear operator said.

"No effect was felt at any of the nuclear power plants and all the reactors continue to operate normally," S Krishnamurthy, Executive Director (Operations) of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) said.

Source: Deccan Herald

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