Quake jolts Chamba in Himachal Pradesh

Updated on Sep 24, 2017 06:44 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh had suffered the most devastating earthquake in 1905 in the Kangra Valley, which killed more than 20,000 people.

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale jolted Chamba on Sunday. (Shutterstock)
An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale jolted Chamba on Sunday. (Shutterstock)
Indo Asian News Service, Shimla | ByIndo Asian News Service

A mild earthquake was recorded on Sunday in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said.

“An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale were recorded at 4.36 p.m.” an official at the Meteorological Office in Shimla told IANS.

He said the epicentre was in Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir. There was no report of loss of life or damage to property.

Six mild quakes rocked Chamba for three days consecutively from May 19, two on each day, triggering panic among people.

One mild quake occurred each on June 14 and July 19, while two mild quakes were recorded simultaneously on August 16.

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

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