Maharashtra : Earthquake Of 3.5 Magnitude Hits Palghar, People Scared Due Frequent Tremors

by pranjalipargaonkar

Mumbai : People once again felt the earthquake tremors in Palghar, Maharashtra late on Monday night. Late at night at 2.50 am, an earthquake struck near Palghar. The earthquake was of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale. There is no news of loss of life or property due to this earthquake, but there is an atmosphere of fear among the people due to frequent earthquake tremors. People are afraid to stay indoors.

8 earthquakes in 4 hours
Just last week, there were 8 earthquake tremors in Palghar in 4 hours. Earthquakes hit 8 times in 4 hours on September 11. However, the intensity of earthquake tremors was low. These earthquake tremors were felt in the Dahanu and Talasari tehsils of Palghar. Not only Maharashtra, there are frequent earthquakes in different parts of the country.

Why does an earthquake occur?
There are 7 plates inside the earth that rotate continuously. The places where these plates collide more is called the fault line zone. Corners of the plates turn due to repeated hitting. When the more pressure starts to build up, the plates start breaking. Due to this, the energy inside it finds a way to come out. After this disturbance, an earthquake occurs.

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