Three earthquakes hit Himachal's Chamba district


SHIMLA: Tremors were felt thrice within an hour in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Monday afternoon.

According to the report from the police, no immediate loss of life or property was reported.

As per the report from the Shimla Meteorological Centre, the epicentre of the earthquakes, which occurred between 12.10 pm and 12.57 pm, was north-east of the Himachal Pradesh- Jammu and Kashmir border at a depth of five kilometres.

The earthquakes were of a magnitude between 2.7 and 5. The first earthquake with a magnitude of 5 hits at 12.10 pm.

The second earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 was recorded at 12.40 pm followed by the third at 12.50 pm, which had a magnitude of 2.7.

On Sunday, a 3.4-magnitude earthquake had hit Chamba at 5.30 am followed by 4.9-magnitude tremors on the Himachal-J&K border at 8.04 am.

Most parts of the state, including Chamba, fall in a high-seismic activity zone.


With inputs from PTI

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