Earthquake Of 3.6 Magnitude Jolts Chikkaballapura, Third In Two Days


New Delhi: Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 on Richter scale occurred in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapura on Thursday, as per National Center for Seismology. The quake falls under slight severity according to the National Center for Seismology.

Earlier on Wednesday, two earthquakes of magnitude 2.9 & 3.0 were recorded in the district. The epicentre was reported to be around 60 kilometers from the state capital Bengaluru. Normal life hasn’t been affected on Wednesday, as per reports on Hindustan Times.

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A few months ago, it was reported that a streak of earthquakes was recorded in Karnataka, which was later learned to be a phenomenon called hydro-seismicity. The quakes were recorded in Kalaburdagi, Bidar and Vijayapura districts in the state.

Hydra seismicity describes the triggering of earthquakes swarms in Peninsular India as the water from heavy rainfall regions enter the fractures in rocks which creates perturbation within them. According to a study published in the Journal of Geological Society of India, with the increase of 10 meters of groundwater, pore pressure increases by 1 bar which in return releases in earthquake swarms.

This year at least 15 times, people in Karnataka could feel the tremors of earthquakes albeit being low in intensity, it is a unique experience for the people of the region to have been feeling the quake tremors on a frequent basis.

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