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Earthquake in Mumbai

consequences have concluded that disaster management would be one of the precautious tool to be handled in Mumbai in order to prepare the city to face the consequences of the earthquakes.

The most significant commercial city of India, i.e. Mumbai has experienced many severe earthquakes, starting right from the year 1594 onwards. The major earthquake happened was about two centuries back, besides the devastating earthquake that attacked the Koyna region of Mumbai in the year 1967 with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale. Even, recently, i.e. in the year 2010, there was said to be an earthquake which was felt inmany suburbs of the city and in the Thane region with a magnitude of 2.3 on the Richter scale. Likewise a similar one, but with heavier magnitude, i.e. around was said to happen in the year 2009 in many western parts of Mumbai. Hence, it could be said that the earthquakes are always happening in Mumbai, then and there, just that the after effects of the earthquake is not worst to list out in the headlines. But always, there wererumors of earthquakes in Mumbai and the pressure is always building up in the city. This is majorly due to the reason that Mumbai does fall under the category of seismic zone 3 with high vulnerability to the occurrence of earthquakes. Many reasons have been portrayed for the risk of earthquakes in Mumbai and the significant one is the geographical location of the city, as the researchers say that the major fault lines are the Thane creek, Panvel creek, and the Amba river of Mumbai. Especially, the Panvel zone is considered to be the seismically active region of Mumbai and further it also lies in the north-west direction, where one can find manyvolcanic rocks, thereby making the region highly active seismic zone of the city.