Earthquake in Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath: Quake of Magnitude 2.8 Hits Raigad District of Maharashtra, Tremors Felt in Thane, Kalyan
Seismic graph of an earthquake | Representational Image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Mumbai, July 14:  An earthquake of magnitude 2.8 on Ritcher Scale hit parts of Raigad district in Maharashtra on Friday night. According to reports, the quake occurred at 09.30 pm. Tremors were felt by residents in Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Kalyan and Thane regions. The epicentre of the quake is not known yet. No casualties have been reported so far.

As per details available,  residents of the Khemni, Mewaral, Century rayon area of Ulhasnagar and people of New Bhandipada and Buvapada area of Ambernath have felt the tremors.

On July 5, an earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter Scale jolted the Andaman and Nicobar islands, making it the third quake that jolted the island within 24 hours. No casualties or damage have been reported following the quakes.

On July 1, earthquake of magnitude 4.0 had jolted Haryana’s Sonipat. Tremors were also felt in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi-NCR. As per the reports, no damage to property or loss of life was reported.

In February, an earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale struck Satara in Maharashtra. The quake hit the city two days after strong tremors were felt across North India, including Delhi-NCR, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh.