Mumbai: A series of minor earthquakes, magnitude ranging from 3.6 to 3.8 on the Richter scale hit the Palghar region in the early hours of Thursday. A 55-year-old man died in Dahanu area of Palghar district after wall of a house collapsed on him due to the quake. Also Read - Travel Guidelines For Delhi: Tourists Arriving From These States Need to Furnish a Negative COVID-19 Report
The first quake, with a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale, hit the region at 1.03 am and the second quake around 1.15 am. Both the quakes had a latitude of 20.0°N and longitude of 72.9°E and depth of 10 kilometres. Also Read - Maharashtra to Go Under Lockdown From March 1-15? Know Complete Truth Here
The epicentre of the quakes was Dudhalwadi village near Palghar. Also Read - Over 200 School Students, Staffers Test Positive For Coronavirus in Maharashtra Hostel | Lockdown Likely?
Earlier, on March 1, the quake had hit the region with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale.
The area has been experiencing frequent earthquakes lately and there are some villages where people have started living in tents.