Minor earthquake jolts Indo-Pakistan border; tremors felt in Gujarat, Punjab, Delhi

New Delhi: Three medium-intensity earthquakes shook several parts of the country on Sunday, including Gujarat,
Punjab and Delhi.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The quake, measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale, hit the area around the Indo-Pak border region in Punjab at 5:24 pm, tremors of which were felt in Pakistan and several parts of north India, including Delhi.

According to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the epicentre of the quake was the Indo-Pak border and it hit at a depth of 15 kms. "The epicentre was on the Indian side, but very close to the border," operations head, NCS JL Gautam said.

There were no reports of any immediate loss of lives or damage to property.

Earlier in day, another medium-intensity earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Gujarat at 9:25 am. And Chandel in Manipur also received a jolt at 8.01 am,  measuring 3.2 on the scale.


Updated Date: Jul 17, 2016 19:58 PM

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