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Mild quakes in Maharashtra, Gujarat

By The Assam Tribune

MUMBAI, April 14 (IANS): Two mild earthquakes, measuring 4.5 and 4.9 on the Richter scale, shook Gujarat and Maharashtra here Saturday, a top weather official said.

The first tremor was felt at 8.53 a.m. in Gujarat with the epicentre in Bhuj, said Director, Weather Forecasting, West, Rajeev Nair.

Barely two hours later, at 11.05 a.m. another quake was felt, this time with the epicentre in Satara district of western Maharashtra, he said.

"We are still awaiting details of the impact of these two tremors, but so far there are no reports of any human casualties or damage," Nair told IANS.

In the second, slightly stronger tremor, several parts of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Pune and surroundings were shaken. But there was no panic reported.

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Mild quakes in Maharashtra, Gujarat

MUMBAI, April 14 (IANS): Two mild earthquakes, measuring 4.5 and 4.9 on the Richter scale, shook Gujarat and Maharashtra here Saturday, a top weather official said.

The first tremor was felt at 8.53 a.m. in Gujarat with the epicentre in Bhuj, said Director, Weather Forecasting, West, Rajeev Nair.

Barely two hours later, at 11.05 a.m. another quake was felt, this time with the epicentre in Satara district of western Maharashtra, he said.

"We are still awaiting details of the impact of these two tremors, but so far there are no reports of any human casualties or damage," Nair told IANS.

In the second, slightly stronger tremor, several parts of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Pune and surroundings were shaken. But there was no panic reported.