Seismograph installed at mystery sound-hit Jawhar town

Last Updated 07 September 2012, 11:56 IST

A seismograph has been installed in this district's Jawhar taluka where mysterious underground sounds over the past two weeks have rattled the locals.

Additional Collector Ashok Shingare today said seismograph has been installed in the town in the wake of complaints from locals about the unexplained underground booms being reported since August 25.

A seismograph is an instrument that measures and records elastic ground vibrations called seismic waves that are generated by earthquakes and man-made explosions.

Talking to PTI, Shingare said the administration had taken every step to instill confidence among the people of Jawhar, who are living in panic and fear.

Geology experts from Pune, Mumbai and officials from IIT-Bombay are camping in the taluka since the last two days to find out the cause of the mysterious sounds, he said.

No seismic activity has been reported from the area during the last fortnight, Met Department had said earlier.

Shingare said the administration had also got in touch with the National Geo Physical Laboratory and sought their help in unravelling the mystery.

The administration has appealed, through CDs, to people not to panic, he said, adding intensity and frequency of the sounds had been coming down over the last few days.

Balasaheb Parde, Sub-Divisional Officer at Jawhar, said the administration has been holding regular meetings with local people and making every effort to remove fear from their minds and asking them to desist from spreading rumours.

(Published 07 September 2012, 11:56 IST)

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