Two earthquakes shake Gujarat, Maharashtra India

April 14, 2012 INDIATwo earthquakes of mild intensity shook parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat today, but 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 epicenter was Goshatwadi village, about 10km from Koyana dam in Satara district, the Met office here 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 epicenter 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. 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. –The Indian Express
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