The story behind serial earthquakes in Palghar

Palghar experienced upto 40 earthquakes since November 2018

The story behind serial earthquakes in Palghar

Palghar, famous for its natural beauty and quiet lifestyle, is now in the news due repetitive earthquakes.

Earlier, Palghar came under Thane district, however, the main objective of creating an independent district was its development, but for the past few days local people have had problems due to the earthquake shocks that were experienced in the area. Although the teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Civil Defense have been deployed in Palghar, despite this, the fear of earthquake is prominent in the minds of many people right now.

Scientists of the National Center for Seismology are surprised by the seismic waves recorded in a permanent seismic observatory in Palghar district of Maharashtra from November 11, 2018. There were more than 10 earthquakes of magnitude 3 in Talasari taluka. The first earthquake was experienced in the area on November 11, 2018, followed by more than 40 earthquakes in the area till date.

February 1, 2019 experienced the magnitude of 3.6 and tremors were felt in Dahanu and Talasari talukas of the district which proved to be fatal for a 2-year-old who injured her nose. The government offered ₹4 lakh compensation to the girl’s family.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed the concerned authorities to take necessary steps for early safety measures in the earthquake affected area of Palghar in Dahanu and Talasari. He was on a tour of Palghar and meanwhile inaugurated Palghar's government rest house and had a meeting with the district officials.  

Notably, the Government, local administration, Disaster Relief Team had a glance of the area. The team of NDRF along with a team of Army of Civil Defense has also been deployed in the area.

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Vivekanand Kadam of District Disaster Management Cell while talking to Mumbai Live said,

A special team from Hyderabad and IIT Bombay has prepared to know the real reasons for the frequent earthquakes in Palghar. The team studied here and is preparing a report to find out the reasons for this, the main reason of earthquake could be movement of tectonic plates and expansion of Panvel creek, but it can only be confirmed after the reports.

Vivekanand Kadam said that the administration has taken several steps to bring awareness among people in the wake of earthquake damage. Children have been given a book which gives details about the earthquake and things that are supposed to be done in an emergency.

Along with bringing awareness among local people and students, the administration has also decided to make the buildings in the area earthquake resistant which includes building come under PM Narendra Modi’s housing scheme.

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