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IMD to monitor seismic activity in Palghar

With such repeated incidents, experts are planning to set up machines to undertake long-term seismic observations.

 

Last year, too, Javahar taluka in the district had reported similar earthquake shocks. (Representational/REUTERS)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has installed seismic observation machines in Palghar district, three weeks after earthquake shocks measuring 3 on the Richter scale were reported from the district.

The machines were installed during a joint visit to the site by officials from IMD, District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMA) and state government officials on December 11 and December 14.

A seismo-meter was installed on the campus of Vedant Hospital in Dhundhalwadi. “The site was finalised after surveying the area, which reported a series of earthquake shocks in the last few days of November. These machines will record and share real-time seismic observations,” said an official from IMD, Mumbai, who visited Palghar.

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Last year, too, Javahar taluka in the district had reported similar earthquake shocks. With such repeated incidents, experts are planning to set up machines to undertake long-term seismic observations.

“Since the district is dominated by tribal people, public awareness needs to be taken up in a big way. This will help reduce anxiety and fear among the residents,” the official noted.

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