8 low-intensity earthquakes hit Palghar within 4 hours.

The tremors were felt in Dahanu and Talasari tehsils of the district.

Eight low-intensity earthquakes in the range of 2.2 to 3.6 magnitude were recorded in Palghar district of Maharashtra within four hours early on Friday, officials said.

The tremors were felt in Dahanu and Talasari tehsils of the district and no loss of life was reported so far, they said.

An earthquake of 3.5 magnitude was recorded at 3.29 am, which was followed by 3.5 and 3.6 magnitude quakes at 3.57 am and 7.6 am respectively, chief of the District Disaster Control Cell Vivekanand Kadam said.

Dahanu Sub Divisional Officer Ashima Mittal said, Besides these three earthquakes, which were above 3.0 magnitude, five others were experienced between 3 am and 7 am. Their magnitude was in the range of 2.2 to 2.8.

Kadam said the local tehsildars have been instructed to carry out inspection of the villages.

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