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Mild tremors in parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat

PTI Ahmedabad | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on April 14, 2012

TREMOR

Mild tremors were felt today in Mumbai and other parts of Western Maharashtra and Konkan following an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale.

No damage to life and property has been reported so far.

According to Met department sources, the shocks were felt in Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri districts of Maharashtra.

The Koyna dam in Satara is safe, they added.

Among those who felt the tremors in Mumbai were megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who resides in suburban Juhu.

“Earthquake in Mumbai! Did you feel it... I did…Shutters and building shook twice for few seconds,” Bachchan tweeted.

Meanwhile, mild tremors measuring 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale today shook Kutch district of Gujarat, district officials said.

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

After shocks measuring 2.9 magnitude on the Richter scale were also felt.

However, no loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far, the officials said.

In 2001, a massive earthquake occurred on January 26, with its epicentre at Bhuj in Gujarat. The quake killed around 20,000 people, injured another 1,67,000 and destroyed nearly 4,00,000 homes.

Published on April 14, 2012
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