1. Earthquake hits Koyna region in Maharashtra

Earthquake hits Koyna region in Maharashtra

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on Richter scale jolted areas near Koyna dam in Maharashtra late last night. However, no casualty or damage to property was reported.

By: | Published: June 4, 2017 9:55 AM
Earthquake, Property, Richter scale, Koyna dam, Maharashtra An earthquake measuring 4.8 on Richter scale jolted areas near Koyna dam in Maharashtra late last night. However, no casualty or damage to property was reported.(Image: Reuters)

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on Richter scale jolted areas near Koyna dam in Maharashtra late last night.  However, no casualty or damage to property was reported.  Tremors were felt in parts of Sangli and Kolhapur districts yesterday at around 11.44 pm, an official of the earthquake department of Koyna dam said today.  The depth of the earthquake was 10 kms below the ground and the tremors were felt in a radius of 120 kms from the epicentre, he said.  Some people in Sangli felt the tremors for eight to 15 seconds, but no injury or casualty was reported, sources said.

  1. shripad phatak
    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm
    Normally when water is released for karnataka,inthe month of june moderate tremors jolt the Koynanagar satara,sangli,is a past 20yrs experince.After Lake tapping experiment,No major quake 5.1mb or more magnitude has struck the region as per my opinion expressed after first such.experiment.However if the water-levelin the dam increases sharply,specifically in the month of july minor tremors jolt the area,if any such tremor occurs in coming fortnight,It may be considered as usual tremor no major tremor/or any harm to dam will occur in my opinion. shiripad phatak,pune.
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