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Medium-intensity earthquakes hit Palghar district in Maharashtra

The first quake of magnitude 3.5 occurred at 3.57 am at a depth of 10 kilometres, it said.

Published: 11th September 2020 09:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2020 12:24 PM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra's Palghar district.

Maharashtra's Palghar district.

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Two medium-intensity earthquakes hit the coastal district of Palghar in Maharashtra early Friday morning, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

The second quake to hit the district recorded a magnitude of 3.6 and occurred at 7.06 am at a depth of five kilometres, the NCS, a body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, said.

The first quake of magnitude 3.5 occurred at 3.57 am at a depth of 10 kilometres, it said.

A district adjoining Gujarat and Mumbai, Palghar also houses the Tarapur Atomic Power Station units 1-4.

The district has been witnessing a series of low-intensity quakes since last week.

Another quake of magnitude 3.5 occurred off the Maharashtra coast at 3.29 am at a depth of 10 kms, the NCS said.

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