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Low intensity earthquake hits MP and Chhattisgarh

PTI  Jabalpur/Raipur, October 18, 2012
First Published: 10:21 IST(18/10/2012) | Last Updated: 10:30 IST(18/10/2012)

Mild tremors were felt in the bordering districts of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Thursday morning.

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No loss of life or property has been reported so far.

Mild shocks were experienced at about 8.03am in Sarguja division of Chhattisgarh and Jabalpur-Umaria-Shahdol area of Madhya Pradesh.

The epicentre of the earthquake, of magnitude 5 on the Richter scale, was about 150 kms from Jabalpur division, Raipur MET office director ML Sahu told PTI.

"It appears to be a low intensity earthquake with its epicentre nearly 150 kms away from Jabalpur," a scientist in-charge of observatory at Bargi hills near Jabalpur said.

A report from Shahdol said the earthquake lasted for nearly 20-30 seconds, forcing people to come out of their houses in Shahdol-Annoppur area.


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