New Delhi: Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 on Richter scale hit Palghar city of Maharashtra on Sunday, news agency ANI reported. No casualties have been reported so far. The epicentre of the quake is not known. More details are awaited.
Last year also an earthquake with a magnitude measuring 3.2 on the Ritcher scale struck Palghar district, as reported by ANI.
In the month of July, a mild earthquake struck Raigarh district near Mumbai in Maharashtra. The tremors were felt in Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, and Ambarnath. No casualties or injuries were reported in the disaster.
Today, four minor earthquakes within seven hours struck the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat but there were no reports of casualties or damages. According to the Institute of Seismological Research in Gujarat, the tremors were felt in a span of seven and a half hours, with the first measuring 1.4 on the Richter scale with the epicentre eight km from Bachahu in Kutch region.
The second major tremor measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale was felt at 12.23 p.m. with the epicentre 38 km from Saurashtra’s Una. The focus of the tremor was located at a depth of 19.7 km, it said.