5.0 magnitude earthquake hits Maharashtra's Hingoli; No casualties reported

Residents advised to remove stones from tin rooftops as a precautionary measure.
Image used for representational purpose only.
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An earthquake of 5.0 magnitude struck Maharashtra's Hingoli district on Wednesday morning, with its impact felt across several neighboring districts, officials said.

The earthquake, which was recorded at 7:14 am, had its epicentre at Rameshwar Tanda village in Kalamnuri taluka of Hingoli, according to an official from the Nanded district administration. The tremors were felt in parts of Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (all in the Marathwada region), and Washim (in the Vidarbha region).

There were no reports of casualties or property damage, officials confirmed.

In response to the earthquake, the Nanded district administration issued a release advising residents to remove stones kept on tin rooftops to add weight to their houses, as a precautionary measure.

This seismic event follows previous tremors recorded in the region earlier this year. In March, earthquakes of 4.5 and 3.6 magnitude were noted, with the epicentre located at Jamb village in Kalamnuri taluka of Hingoli.

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