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Two mild earthquakes hit Himachal, no reports of damage

india Updated: Aug 27, 2016 09:22 IST
Himachal Pradesh

Two mild earthquakes hit Himachal Pradesh on Saturday morning.(Shutterstock/Representative image)

Two medium intensity earthquakes with the epicentre in Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh jolted the Himalayan state in span of nearly 20 minutes on Saturday.

According to National Centre of Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the first quake -- measuring 4.6 on Richter scale -- occurred at 6.44am at a depth of 10 kilometres. The second quake measured 4.3 on the Richter Scale and hit at 7.05am at the same depth.

The epicentre of both the quakes was in Kullu, it said.

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

The Himalayan belt of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are known as earthquake-prone regions in the world.