Mumbai: Mild tremors of earthquake have been felt in Maharashtra today. An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 on the Richter scale struck Palghar in Maharashtra at 11.57 am today. This information was given by the National Center for Seismology. However, no damage has been reported.
Why earthquakes happen after all
Earth is mainly made up of four layers. Inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. The crust and upper mantle core are known as lithosphere. This 50 km thick layer is divided into several sections. These are called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates keep moving in their places. When this plate starts moving too much, it is called an earthquake. These plates can move from their place both horizontally and vertically. After this, she looks for her place while remaining stationary, during which one plate comes under the other plate.