Thane: A team of the Central government officials will visit Palghar district in Maharashtra next week to study a recent spate of mild tremors, authorities said on Wednesday.Also Read - Crorepati Overnight! Maharashtra Fisherman Catches 157 Ghol Fish, Sells Them For Rs 1.33 Crore
The team will study the geographical phenomena during December 11 and 13, said district collector Prashant Narnavre. He said Dahanu and Talasari talukas in the district had witnessed at least half a dozen tremors–the maximum intensity was recorded at 3.3 on Richter scale in the last 30 days. Also Read - Maharashtra: 17-Year-Old Girl, Forced to Live on Vasai Streets After Father's Death, Gang-Raped
Similar tremors were also witnessed in the last four days in the region, the collector said, adding the administration is taking necessary precautions to tackle any eventuality. He said Dundalwadi village in Dahanu taluka had experienced the maximum number of tremors, creating panic among its residents. Also Read - Earthquake of Magnitude 5.1 Hits Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh; Tremors Felt in Tamil Nadu
Narnavre also said that the houses in some villages have developed cracks due to the tremors. “The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed the Maharashtra government Wednesday that considering the recent tremors in Palghar region, a joint visit of officials from the seismology units in New Delhi and Mumbai will visit Palghar between December 11 and 13,” said local BJP MLA Manisha Chowdhary.