Himachal Pradesh: 3.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mandi; all you need to know

Himachal Pradesh comes under a highly sensitive seismic zone and the state experiences minor quakes every now and then. The biggest earthquake to strike the Himalayan region was on 4 April, 1905

FP Trending December 22, 2021 13:40:14 IST
Himachal Pradesh: 3.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mandi; all you need to know

Representational image. News18

An earthquake of 3.4 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district today, 22 December. According to a News18 Hindi report, the earthquake tremors were felt early in the morning at around 6:07 am.

This is the second time that people in Himachal experienced tremors in the last one week and the current one being the most intense. However, there has been no loss of life or property reported so far.

Meanwhile, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) informed that the north-northeast of Karnataka's Bengaluru also experienced tremors. An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 hit Bengaluru today morning at 7.14 am.

National Center for Seismology tweeted:

Additionally, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre asserted that two earthquakes of magnitude 2.9 and 3.0 were recorded in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapura district too.

Earlier this year on 24 November, a series of three earthquakes shook Himachal’s Mandi and Shimla districts. As per the Richter scale data, the first quake measured 3.9 and it was felt at 10.02 pm, and the epicentre was in Mandi district and the origin of the tremors was at a depth of 10 km.

The following day, the state witnessed another tremor of 2.5-magnitude at 2.21 am. The quake took place at a depth of 5 km with its epicentre in Shimla city. While, the third time, the tremors struck at 2.33 am with a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter scale. According to a Hindustan Times report, the epicentre was in tourist spot Shimla at a depth of five km. In all these three tremors, no loss of life or damage to property was reported.

Himachal Pradesh comes under a highly sensitive seismic zone and the state experiences a series of minor quakes every now and then. The biggest earthquake till date to strike the Himalayan region was on 4 April, 1905. The 7.8 magnitude quake left 20,000 people dead and shook the entire Kangra valley.

Updated Date:

also read

Who is Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the man who continues to stoke the issue of Khalistan in India?
India

Who is Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the man who continues to stoke the issue of Khalistan in India?

The US-based lawyer has repeatedly used his group, Sikhs for Justice, to push the 'Khalistan' agenda ahead. It is this outfit that is said to be responsible for the unrest in Patiala, the tensions in Himachal and the Mohali RPG attack

Purported video of HP Assembly deputy speaker slapping student surfaces
India

Purported video of HP Assembly deputy speaker slapping student surfaces

The child's father, Riaz Mohammad, has however downplayed the incident, saying the deputy speaker's hand had brushed against his son while he was trying to make him understand something

'Failed to achieve anything meaningful': Prashant Kishor on Congress' Chintan Shivir
Politics

'Failed to achieve anything meaningful': Prashant Kishor on Congress' Chintan Shivir

The poll analyst also predicted an ‘impending electoral rout’ for the Congress in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, which are scheduled to go for election later this year