Mumbai: Three successive earthquakes hit Palghar of Maharashtra on Wednesday, news agency ANI stated. No casualties or injuries were reported. Also Read - Fresh Restrictions, Curfew In Maharashtra From Today. Check What's Allowed, What's Not
The first earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 on Richter scale hit Palghar at 10.14 AM at a depth of 10 km. Also Read - Maharashtra Set To Issue New Guidelines To 'Break COVID-19 Chain' Today, Confirms State Minister
The second quake with a magnitude measuring up to 2.9 on the Richter scale hit the district in Maharashtra at a depth of 10 km, tweeted Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.
The third earthquake with 3.1 magnitude hit Palghar at a depth of 10 km, tweeted IMD. The earthquake occurred at around 1.28 PM on Wednesday.
Maharashtra’s Palghar district is prone to such quakes. On February 1, a two-year-old girl died in a quake which hit Palghar. Notably, three earthquakes measuring 4.1, 3.6 and 3.5 on the Richter scale hit the district at 2:06 PM, 3:53 PM and 4:57 PM respectively on the same day.
In another instance, an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 on the Richter scale hit Palghar region in Maharashtra on January 21 this year. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the earthquake was located at a latitude of 20.0 degrees North and longitude of 72.9 degrees East and occurred at a depth of 5 km.
(With Agency inputs)