seismometer will be installed in Palghar district, Maharashtra. This would be
the fourth seismometer to be installed in Palghar. Earthquakes are measured
with a seismometer, commonly known as a seismograph.
district has been witnessing an unusual frequency of earthquakes since
November, 2018. This had led to the establishment of three temporary field
stations of the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) to observe and record the
seismic activity. Recently, on March 1st 2019, Palghar was hit by an
earthquake measuring 4.3 on the moment magnitude (Mw) scale- the first time the
magnitude crossed 4 in Palghar.
scientists had estimated that Palghar could see a ‘maximum credible earthquake’
or MCE measuring Mw 6.5. The MCE is the largest quake that
can occur in a region.