Minor earthquake reported close to Hyderabad, no casualties


The Nationwide Centre for Seismology reported the earthquake that measured 4.0 on the Richter scale.

An earthquake was reported in Telangana’s Wanaparthy district on the morning of Monday, July 26. The Nationwide Centre for Seismology confirmed the quake and revealed that the earthquake measured 4.0 on the Richter Scale. The quake was recorded to have occurred at 5 am on Monday and the epicentre was positioned 156 km south of Hyderabad, 202 km east-northeast of Hampi in Karnataka and 239 km west of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh.

On the time of publishing this report, there was no point out of anybody having felt the tremors early Monday morning. The same earthquake was recorded in East Sikkim on Sunday, July 25 at round 8:39 pm. Just like the one reported in Telangana, the quake in East Sikkim additionally recorded 4.0 on the Richter scale.

B Sai Praneeth, popularly recognized on social media as Andhra Pradesh Weatherman, tweeted that the epicentre of the earthquake was close to Kurnool metropolis and that it was because of a slide within the fault-line. He additionally mentioned that minor earthquakes after heavy rainfall are widespread. Hydroseismicity is a situation through which rainfall variation can set off earthquakes. Hyderabad and several other components of Telangana have been receiving copious rain throughout the previous few days. Hyderabad falls beneath seismic zone II, which is usually not liable to earthquakes.

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The same earthquake was reported within the state in 2017 too. On November 15, 2017, gentle tremors had been felt in Jubilee Hills and the encompassing areas in Hyderabad. The tremors had been skilled in Jubilee Hills, KBR Park, components of Banjara Hills, Rahmat Nagar and Borabanda round 8:50 am. Scientists on the Nationwide Geophysical Analysis Institute (NGRI) had mentioned that the ultra-micro tremors had been attributable to a rise in groundwater. The magnitude recorded again then was solely 0.5 on the Richter scale.


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