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Experts to visit Vellore regarding recent Earthquake, said Collector Kumaravel Pandian

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Experts to visit Vellore regarding recent Earthquake, said Collector Kumaravel Pandian

Vellore Collector P. Kumaravel Pandian has informed that – A research team from Delhi will visit Vellore to undertake a detailed study in the area regarding recent earthquakes. Let us tell you, in last one-month, the area has reported two back-to-back earthquakes.

Recently, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake was reported on the Chittoor border on December 23. Before that, on 29 November, in Tirupattur an earthquake of 3.6 magnitude was also recorded.

Officials said the team would comprise experts from IIT Delhi and the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences.

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Vellore Collector P. Kumaravel Pandian said on Friday – More than 40 houses have developed cracks due to the impact of the earthquake.

As per officials, Mild earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale were reported from the Pernambut town and surrounding villages, especially Tharaikadu and Kuppamedu, and the Aravatla Hills bordering Chittor (A.P) and Tirupattur districts since December 21 at regular intervals, said officials. Most of the damaged houses had tiled roof. As they were constructed along the hillock, most of them did not have a strong foundation.

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(With Inputs from The Hindu)

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