Earthquake strikes Himachal Pradesh on third successive day, triggers panic

Shimla: Mild tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region for the third consecutive day on Sunday, triggering panic among the people.

The earthquake hit Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh for the third time in three days. Wikipedia

The earthquake hit Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Wikipedia

No loss of life or damage to property was reported.

"Tremors of earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale were felt for some seconds at 6.11 am," local Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS.

He said the epicentre of the quakes, like the two each on Friday and Saturday, was again in the Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir.

Himachal Pradesh had witnessed the most devastating earthquake in 1905 in the Kangra valley, killing more than 20,000 people.


Updated Date: May 21, 2017 10:31 AM

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