According to the ministry, 135 out of the 413 earthquakes were of magnitude 3.0 or lower which are "usually not felt".
The rising temperatures would lead to an increase in demand for energy to meet the demand for space cooling. This, if met by thermal power, would, in turn, lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions and thus, to global warming.
Secretary in the ministry M Rajeevan said the change in the dates will help farmers who can take a call on sowing crops.
The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority is expected to take a call on October 25 on several recommendations made by a 10-member anti-pollution task force.
According to National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake, whose epicentre was in the Nicobar islands region, occurred at 8:21 AM at a depth of 10 kms.
A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale shook Nepal in the early hours today.
The quake occurred at 1.34 PM at the depth of 10 kms, according to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
India today signed a 15-year MoU with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a move that will give New Delhi the exclusive rights to exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides (PMS) in Indian Ocean.
The country's weather agency has attributed the downward revision to the delay in La Nina phenomenon.
According to National Centre of Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the first quake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale occurred at 6.44 AM at a depth of 10 kilometres.
Virgo enables researchers at IIT Madras to accurately study data from several past cyclones and monsoons. This data is then coupled with real-time satellite data to enhance the quality of weather forecasting.