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Moderate earthquake recorded near Koyna dam

Written by: Staff

Karad, Satara, Mar 30 (UNI) An earthquake of slight intensity was today recorded near the Koyna dam here.

Chief Engineer Deepak Modak said the earthquake, measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale, recorded at around 1038 hrs, had its epicentre at 17.5 longitude and 73.8 latitude, eight km away from the Koyna dam.

The focal depth of the shock was six km down the ground level.

Prior to this, another quake of 2.5 intensity on the Richter scale was also recorded at 1032 hrs in the Koyna area.

Mr Modake said the dam is completely safe and there is no damage from the earthquake.

He also said the water level in Koyna dam is 2,104.1 ft and water storage is 52.81 TMC.

The valley of Koyna and Warana have experienced more than one lakh quakes since 1967, he said and added that their occurrence is generally within the 25 km area.


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