Tremors felt in parts of ​Hyderabad

Hyderabad:​ According to the information given by the seismic laboratory of National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), parts of Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills ​​experienced ultra-micro tremors ​on Wednesday between 8.30 a.m. and 8.35 a.m.​.

While there was no panic among the residents in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills, the seismic stations at NGRI recorded the ultra-micro tremors between 0.3 and 0.5 ​on the Richter Scale.

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The NGRI seismologists urged ​the ​public not to panic because on many occasions, it is hard to even detect micro-tremors.

Seismologists said that Hyderabad has received copious amounts of rains during this monsoon season, leading to rise in ground water levels.​

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“When it rains heavily, water percolation imbalance in the pore pressure leads to such ultra micro-seismic events,” the seismologists at NGRI ​said​.