While the district has been experiencing tremors since November 2018, the magnitude 4.0 earthquake recorded at 11.41pm on Friday was the second-highest for the district. The largest earthquake witnessed in the district was in Dahanu on February 1, 2019, and the magnitude was 4.1.
While no casualty was reported in the tremors felt on Friday and Saturday, some homes developed cracks. The roof of a house in Dhundalwadi village in Dahanu collapsed. No injuries were reported.
The magnitude 4.0 earthquake made people rush out of their homes. At 10.33pm, Friday, a tremor of 2.8 was recorded. All these earthquakes have been recorded by the permanent seismological observatories operated by the National Centre of Seismology (NCS). This was seen as one of the many jolts that villagers experience and they continued with their lives.
As locals in villages of Dahanu, Talasari, Dapchari, Amboli, Kasa, Bordi stayed out in the night, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was felt at 1.05am on Saturday. Villagers spend the night in the open. At 6.36am Saturday, another tremor of 2.7 was recorded in Dahanu.
District officers and police reached out to the villagers.
Two mild tremors were reported in Dahanu on July 29.
“Most of the jolts are being felt in the night, forcing us to sleep outside despite heavy rain in the district,” villagers said.
Mild tremors were also recorded on July 24.
Dahanu taluka and its neighbouring areas have been experiencing tremors since November 2018. Two earthquake-related deaths – a 55-year-old man and two-year-old girl- have occurred in the district so far.