Vibrations of Indonesian quake felt in Andhra: NGRI
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 17:58
  
Hyderabad: The National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) on Wednesday said that no earthquake occurred in Andhra Pradesh following the Indonesian temblor, even as tremors are reportedly felt in the coastal districts of the state.

"No quake, in fact, occurred in Andhra Pradesh. The vibrations of the massive quake in Indonesia were only felt in Andhra Pradesh," a scientist at the city-based National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) said.

According to reports trickling in from Visakhapatnam, panic-stricken people in the coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam rushed out of their homes as soon as they felt the tremors.

In Vijayawada too residents came out of their homes and ran for safety.

"People of Andhra Pradesh need not worry about the earthquake. But they should worry about tsunami. A quake has probably generated a tsunami. It is better about to be away from the coast for at least a few hours," the scientist added.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 17:58


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