On Thursday, a volcanic lava-like inflammable liquid was alleged to have erupted in the outskirts of Madhuban area in Agartala.

Local people have noticed some underground lava-like eruption by the roadside near the electric polls under Kathaltali village in Madhuban area. This surprising eruption had risen a sensation among the local people.

To investigate the eruption, Scientists from TSAC (Tripura Space Application Centre) has reached the spot.

It is the fourth such alleged incident, which has been reported from Tripura since 2018. Three such incidents were also informed from Sabroom area, located in the southern part of Tripura and close to Chittagong.

Avisek Chaudhuri, a leading geologist of TSAC, after several evaluation of the samples collected from the spot and after examining the area claims that a geo-chemical evaluation is required before concluding. However, he claims that there was a similarity in the incident, which was alleged from Sabroom.  In Sabroom, inflammable eruption was due to subsurface volcanic activity.

Geologist Chaudhuri informed that fire, smoke, and other materials erupted out of the ground is due to the fault lines, which passed through that area beside the replacement of underground tectonic plates in the region. This tectonic plates, crossing the area had created huge subsurface heat and leads to the incident.

However, this issue is concerning the Tripura Government, which is highly-unsafe to earthquakes as lies in seismic zone ‘V’.

Seven Northeastern States like- Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Manipur are considered to be the sixth major earthquake prone belt in the world.

In 1897, the region experienced an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter Scale and around 1600 people have lost their lives in that disaster.

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