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Earthquake in Nepal, Afghanistan and Indonesia on Tuesday caused tremors at many places in Andhra Pradesh like Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Amalapuram in East Godavari district and Bhavanipuram, Gollapudi in Krishna district.The quake also felt in Guntur, Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts.

Hyderabad: Earthquake in Nepal, Afghanistan and Indonesia on Tuesday caused tremors at many places in Andhra Pradesh like Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Amalapuram in East Godavari district and Bhavanipuram, Gollapudi in Krishna district.The quake also felt in Guntur, Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts. Panicked by tremors, people scooted out of their homes as they felt their houses were shaking. According to reports, there was no loss of life or property.

  • NGRI allays fears of quake in Telugu states
  • Tremors felt in East & West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts

Employees who came out of their office buildings on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Vijayawada on Tuesday, following mild tremors. 	 Photo: Ch Venkata MastanIt is learnt that the earthquake occurred for couple of seconds in Vijayawada and several places in Krishna district. Meanwhile, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) principal scientist N Purnachandra Rao told The Hans India that there was no need to panic in case of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as these two regions were far away from the epicenter. “The impact of the earthquake in the Himalayan region will not have any damaging effect in these two states.


Though tremors were felt in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday there is no indication of any possibility of bigger earthquake and hence there is no need for anyone to panic about it,” he said. Rao said the seismic waves travel for about 6 km per second and these waves move in all directions causing termors which results in shaking of the ground and buildings.


The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) — Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, said no tsunami threat exists for India. It said, “Light tremors were felt in some parts of the states, Delhi, Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.”


The epicentre of the earthquake is in Nepal. Based on historical earthquake and tsunami data, Tsunami threat does not exist for India, the centre said in its evaluation of the quake.The ITEWC said this bulletin was being issued as an advice. Only national/state/local authorities and Disaster Management Offices have the authority to make decisions regarding the official threat status in their coastal areas and any action to be taken in response, it added.

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