In an unusual incident, ocal residents have reported a volcanic lava type inflammable liquid which had erupted out of the ground near the electric polls in Madhuban area under the Kathaltali village. The instance has triggered sensation in the area.
On receiving the news, scientists from the Tripura Space Application Centre (TSAC) reached the spot for examination.
Notably it is not the first time that something like this has happened, as there are three earlier reports as such,from Sabroom area in the southern part of the state, which occurred within the past one year.
After sample analysation and spot examination, speaking to the news agency ANI, TSAC geologist Avisek Chaudhuri, said that a geo-chemical examination was required before coming to a conclusion. However, he informed that there was a similarity with the incident that was reported from Sabroo, which was also due to sub-surface volcanic activity.
Further, Chaudhuri stated that fire, smoke and other materials erupting out of the ground is caused to a fault line passing through that area beside the displacement of the underground tectonic plates in that region. The tectonic plates, passing through the area, had created huge sub-surface heat that caused the incident, informed the geologist.
Significantly this has become a matter of concern for the Tripura government because the state is highly vulnerable to earthquakes as it lies in seismic zone V.
(With inputs from ANI)