Vijayapura: After a gap of just about a month, the District has again started experiencing the tremors, mainly after the heavy rains.
The District felt four tremors in little over 70 hours from Friday September 30 till Sunday October 2.
The officials of Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre have also confirmed minor tremors have reported in the region. However, no casualties and property damage due to quake has been reported in any part of the District.
According to the KSNDMC, “Two earthquakes of magnitude 2.0 and 1.9 are recorded on Friday. The epicentre of both the quakes recorded at Ukkali Gram Panchayat of Basavana Bagewadi at a depth of 10 kms. There is a minute difference between both the tremors. After two hours another quake of magnitude 3.2 was recorded at the same village, where it had a depth of 10 kms.”
“The fourth quake of magnitude 2.5 was recorded at Aliyabad Gram Panchayat of Vijayapura on Sunday October 2. The epicentre was recorded at Aliyabad at a depth of 8 kms. All the quakes are observed low and the tremor might be felt up to a radial distance of 20 to 30 kms from the epicentre.”
“This type of earthquake would not create any harm to the local community as the intensity observed is low, though there might be local vibrations felt. The epicentre falls in seismic zone-III. The community need not panic as the magnitude and intensity observed are low,” claimed KSNDMC.
According to the officials of the District Administration, “We have received multiple complaints about the earthquake from Basavana Bagewadi and Vijayapura Taluks. The officers have been sent to the vulnerable places and no damages have been reported. We appeal people not to panic as the low-intensity earthquake have been recorded.”
A month ago, a team of geologists from KSNDMC visited the vulnerable places and attributed heavy rains for the increase in earthquakes in the District. The KSNDMC has also set-up a temporary seismic station at Ukkali Village.