Palghar, August 13: An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on the Richter scale hit the Palghar region of Maharashtra on Tuesday morning. According to a tweet by ANI, the quake struck the region at 5:38 am today. According to reports, officials informed that more than 60 mild tremors have been recorded by five seismographs installed by the regional meteorological department (RMD), Colaba, since November 3, 2018. Earthquake in Palghar: Five Tremors Experienced in 24 Hours, Panic Among Locals.
Earlier in July, a series of minor earthquakes with magnitude ranging from 3.6 to 3.8 on the Richter scale struck Palghar. According to a report by ANI, a 55-year-old woman was killed in Dahanu area of Palghar after her house came crashing down during the earthquake.
The first quake with a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale shook Dahanu in the Talasari belt of Palghar district at 1:03 am, followed by the more quakes of magnitude 3.6, 2.9 and 2.8 till 1:15 am. Palghar Disaster Management Cell chief Vivekanand Kadam had informed that the epicentres of all the tremors were recorded at a depth of nearly 10km in Dundalwadi village, near Palghar,