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No quake effect on n-plants in Gujarat, Maharashtra

PTI  New Delhi, April 14, 2012
First Published: 19:19 IST(14/4/2012) | Last Updated: 19:20 IST(14/4/2012)

The two earthquakes that jolted Maharashtra on Saturday had no impact on nuclear power plants in the state, India's nuclear operator said.

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"No effect was felt at any of the nuclear power plants and all the reactors continue to operate normally," S Krishnamurthy, Executive Director (Operations) of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) said.

The NPCIL operates four nuclear power plants at Tarapur in Thane district of the state with a total capacity of generating 1400 MW of electricity.

It also operates two 220 MW nuclear power plants at Kakrapar in Surat district of Gujarat.

Two earthquakes shook Maharashtra this morning.

A 4.1 magnitude temblor with epicenter at Kutch in Gujarat struck the region at 8:55 am.

A 4.9 magnitude quake, which had its epicenter near Satara shook the region at 10:50 am.


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