Minor quake rattles Palghar, Koyna region

Palghar: An earthquake of 3.5 magnitude hit Maharashtra's Palghar district on Monday morning but there was no report of any casualty or damage to property, an official said. The earthquake was experienced at 8.07 am in Paraswadi area of Dahanu taluka, district disaster control cell chief Vivekanand Kadam said.

Last week, four mild earthquakes were recorded in the district on Friday and Saturday.

Palghar district, especially its Dahanu and Talasari tehsils, has been witnessing low to moderate intensity earthquakes since November 2018.

Meanwhile, an earthquake of 2.6 magnitude was recorded in the Koyna dam region of Maharashtra's Satara district on Monday morning, an official said here.

No loss of life or property was reported, the official from the district administration said.

"The 2.6 magnitude quake occurred at 7.55 am and its epicentre was 14 km from the Koyna dam," he said.

An earthquake of the same magnitude hit the Koyna dam region last Tuesday.

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