Two-year-old girl dies after series of earthquakes hit Palghar in Maharashtra; 10th incident of such tremors in three months

A two-year-old girl died when three consecutive earthquakes hit Maharashtra's Talsari taluka in Palghar district on Friday.

Asian News International February 02, 2019 08:35:00 IST
Two-year-old girl dies after series of earthquakes hit Palghar in Maharashtra; 10th incident of such tremors in three months
  • A two-year-old girl died when three consecutive earthquakes hit Maharashtra's Talsari taluka in Palghar district on Friday

  • Three earthquakes measuring 4.1, 3.6 and 3.5 on the Richter scale hit the district at 2.06 pm, 3.53 pm and 4.57 pm respectively

  • According to the NCS, the region has been experiencing such tremors regularly since November last year

Palghar: A two-year-old girl died when three consecutive earthquakes hit Maharashtra's Talsari taluka in Palghar district on Friday. Three earthquakes measuring 4.1, 3.6 and 3.5 on the Richter scale hit the district on Friday at 2.06 pm, 3.53 pm and 4.57 pm respectively.

Twoyearold girl dies after series of earthquakes hit Palghar in Maharashtra 10th incident of such tremors in three months

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Following the earthquakes, people residing in the hilltop areas of the district came out of their houses. According to the National Center of Seismology (NCS), the region has been experiencing such tremors regularly since November last year and more than 10 earthquakes have occurred in the Talsari taluka.

On 12 December 2018, a temporary field station was installed at Vedanta hospital in the Palghar district for close monitoring of earthquake activity. Subsequently, during 25 January 2019, two more temporary field stations were installed at Dongripada (near Ashagarh) and Talasari in Palghar district.

On both occasions, officials from NCS and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) interacted with the local people in the earthquake affected the region and advised them on 'Do's and Don’ts'.
People have been advised to stay alert and take precautions (to follow Do's and Don'ts) until the earthquake activity is subsided.

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