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Another earthquake felt today in Koyna region of Maharashtra

An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 has been recorded in Koyna region of Maharashtra at 05:00 pm Saturday evening on May 21, 2016.

This is the fifth felt earthquake recorded in Koyna region in last four days.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India, the latest earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 3 km.

No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

The highest magnitude earthquake was 4.0 light quake on Thursday midnight.

Koyna region of Maharashtra is one of the most seismically active zone which lies in Zone IV of earthquake hazard zoning.

More than two dozens of moderate to strong earthquakes have been recorded in or near Koyna region since 20th Century. The strongest earthquake in this region was magnitude 6.5 earthquake on December 11, 1967. The great 1967 Koynanagar earthquake claimed lives of at least 180 people.