Fact Check: Hampi earthquake news was fake, confirms Karnataka Monitoring Team

Yesterday, the National Center for Seismology claimed that an earthquake with 4.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale hit Karnataka’s Hampi at 6:55 am. Today, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) confirmed that it was a false alarm by the software which analyses earthquakes with its parameters.

KSNDMC’s scientific officer Jagadeesh said, “No earthquake event was recorded in the KSNDMC Earthquake Monitoring Stations network. The nearest such observation is taken from Tungabhadra dam Seismic observatory, Hospet, Hospet taluk.”

“It’s not an incident, which means that there was no earthquake. It was a false alarm by the software,” Jagadeesh added.

We request you not to fall prey to fake news.


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