Medium-intensity quakes hit Palghar district in Maharashtra


New Delhi, September 11

Two medium-intensity earthquakes hit the coastal district of Palghar in Maharashtra early Friday morning, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) mentioned.

The second quake to hit the district recorded a magnitude of three.6 and occurred at 7.06 am at a depth of 5 kilometres, the NCS, a physique below the Ministry of Earth Sciences, mentioned.

The first quake of magnitude 3.5 occurred at 3.57 am at a depth of 10 kilometres, it mentioned.

A district adjoining Gujarat and Mumbai, Palghar additionally homes the Tarapur Atomic Power Station items 1-4.

The district has been witnessing a collection of low-intensity quakes since final week.

Another quake of magnitude 3.5 occurred off the Maharashtra coast at 3.29 am at a depth of 10 kms, the NCS mentioned. PTI



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