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Tremors in Krishna, Nalgonda scare residents

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Frequent tremors making some noise in border districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana sent panic among people who rushed out of their houses

Hyderabad: Frequent tremors making some noise in border districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana sent panic among people who rushed out of their houses. No loss of life or any major damage to property has been reported. According to NGRI, a low magnitude quake shook Suryapet and Nalgonda districts in Telangana and a few areas in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday afternoon.

In Telangana , the quake occurred in Mellachervu town which is famous for Shiva temple and Chintalapalem villages. People were seen coming out of their homes shouting to rescue them.

The district authorities said that the National Geological Research Institute has identified Vellatur in Suryapet district as epicentre of the tremor. It was second time the Chintalapalem zone witnessed the quack this year. Last year, the same zone experienced earth shake for two times.

The NGRI officials said the tremor was recorded a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale. The authorities said that the cracks in the earth plates could be the main reason for the frequent occurrence of tremors in the border districts of Telangana and AP. Revenue and Disaster Management officials were assessing the damages in the quake-hit villages.

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