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Kangra valley rocked twice

Kangra valley on Wednesday experienced two earthquakes one at 12.04 hrs measuring 4.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale and another at 05.26 this morning measuring 3.7 magnitude on the richter scale.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2013 13:09 IST

Kangra valley on Wednesday experienced two earthquakes one at 12.04 hrs measuring 4.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale and another at 05.26 this morning measuring 3.7 magnitude on the richter scale.

The quake lasted for nearly 10 seconds each with their epicentre in Lahul Sipiti and in Chamba district of this hill state respectively and was experienced in Kangra, Chamba and Mandi and other districts of Himachal Pradesh with no loss of life and property reported from any part of the valley.

A senior Scientist of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geography Dehradun Dr Susheel Kumar this morning told UNI on phone that the tremors were experienced at 12.04 hrs during the night. He said that the valley experienced the earthquake as its epicentre was located in the Lahul
Sipiti.

He said the intensity of the earthquake lasted for 10 seconds each. He said first earthquake was located with latitude 32.07?N and longitude 76.7?E with epicentre in Lahul and Sipiti. He said that the depth was measured 11
km deep.He said that the second earthquake was experienced this morning at 05.26 hrs in this valley with 3.7 on Richter scale located with latitude 32.04?N and longitude 76.0?E with epicentre in Chamba district of
this hill state.

He said that both the tremors were experienced in the Kangra valley, Chamba, Bharmour, Mandi and Lahul and Sipiti areas of the state.

Kangra valley is in seismic zone V had experienced earthquakes in the month April, besides on May 1, last measuring 5.7 magnitude on the richter scale.

Kangra Deputy Commissioner C Palrasu said there was no loss of life or property reported from any part of the district following the two earthquakes.

Kangra valley falls in the seismic Zone V and had experienced a devastating earthquake on April 4, 1905 in which 10,527 residents of Kangra temple town were killed and property worth crores of Rupees was destroyed in this
valley.