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Monday, 14 March, 2005

India: Tremors rattle parts of Maharashtra

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale rattled parts of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka on Monday afternoon.

Indian Meteorological Department in New Delhi said the quake's epicentre was in Koyna, around 300 km from Mumbai, in Satara district of Maharashtra. No loss of life or property was reported. Koyna, home to one of the state's biggest hydro-electric projects, is prone to seismic activity.

The epicentre of quake"The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at 1514 IST, is in Koyna region. We are still looking into other details," an official at the Indian Meteorological Department in New Delhi told rediff.com just minutes after tremors were felt in Mumbai.

The epicentre of the quake was at 17.2 degree North Latitude, 73.7 degree East Longitude, he added.

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