Multiple Earthquakes Recorded in Parts of India

Multiple earthquakes hit different parts of India on Friday morning, the 8th of December 2023, from which minimal impact was reported. The felt tremors were reported from Chengalpet in Tamil Nadu, Vijayapura in Karnataka, Rajkot in Gujarat, and Shillong in Meghalaya.

Earthquakes had different magnitudes and raised concerns in the mentioned regions.

- Chengalpet, Tamil Nadu: Weak earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 happened in Chengalpet, northern Tamil Nadu, at 7:39 a.m. local time. It was not very strong, but it raised concerns among the local people who reported feeling tremors in the area.

- Vijayapura, Karnataka: Some areas in the north Karnataka district of Vijayapura had a mild earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 at 6:52 a.m. local time. The earthquake's epicenter was 4.3 kilometers southeast of Ukumanal village in Vijayapura Taluk. The intensity was low and people might have felt it within a 40-50 km range. Authorities say it's not likely to cause harm due to its low intensity.

- Rajkot, Gujarat: Rajkot district in Gujarat experienced a 3.9-magnitude earthquake at 9 a.m. local time. The earthquake's epicenter was 133 km NNW of Rajkot, with a depth of 20 km. Although there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage, people in the affected area felt the shaking. Officials are checking to make sure the community is safe.

- Shillong, Meghalaya: Shillong and nearby places felt a 3.8-magnitude earthquake around 8:46 a.m. local time, according to the Regional Seismological Centre. The earthquake's epicenter was in the Mawphlang area, southwest of the city, 14 km deep. Since earthquakes happen often in the northeastern states, this one didn't cause any immediate harm to people or buildings. Officials are keeping a close eye on the situation for any changes.

Due to the plate tectonics, the region is currently characterized by very high shear stress and approximately NNE-SSW-directed compression.

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