No quake effect on n-plants in Gujrat, Maharashtra

New Delhi: The two earthquakes that jolted Maharashtra today had no impact on nuclear power plants in the state, India`s nuclear operator said. "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 a.m. A 4.9 magnitude quake, which had its epicenter near Satara shook the region at 10:50 a.m.