Mild tremors set off panic in Maharashtra

The Pune-based Indian Meteorological Department recorded the tectonic triggered quakes at 6:22 am at latitude 18.8 degree north and longitude 76.8 degree east.

There were no reports of any damage or injuries from the regions that felt the tremors. However, with the news of quakes in the Himalayan regions filtering through, Monday’s mild quake in Maharashtra made people scamper to safety in open places.

Latur is one of the most seismically active districts in the state and on September 30, 1993, a massive tectonic shifts in the region, recorded a quake touching 6.4 on the Richter scale with its epicentre at Killari in the district, snuffed out around 10,000 lives and left thousands injured amidst pile of rubbles of what once called homes.

Delayed reports from hinterlands stated that calm was restored after a couple of hours in the region where people still shudder, thinking of the 1993 quake that ripped and tore their lives and homes to shreds.

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