Tremors in Coastal AP After Powerful Quake Hits North India

Published: 25th April 2015 02:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2015 02:31 PM   |  A+A-


VISAKHAPATNAM: The north coastal Andhra Pradesh experienced mild tremors today after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal and parts of north and northeast India. However, no casualty or damage to property were reported.      

According to Cyclone Warning Centre here, the tremors were felt for a few seconds in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and East Godavari districts.

"It is a common phenomenon to experience tremors after an earthquake. However, there is no need to panic. No loss of life or property were reported," the cyclone centre officials said.            

Meanwhile, a report from Rajahmundry, quoting revenue officials, said the tremors were felt in Rajahmundry, Amalapuram, Kakinada, Kothapeta, Ravulapalem and Mummadivaram areas in East Godavari district.     

The tremors were felt between 11.30 am and 12.00 pm, they said, adding that they lasted for a few seconds.       

District Collector H Arun Kumar has sought a report from the Hyderabad-based National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI).

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