Earthquake in Himachal Pradesh: 3.5 magnitude quake hits Chamba

By: | Updated: March 9, 2017 3:21 PM

Yet another earthquake has shaken this hilly state and this time it is in Chamba region. The quake hit at 02:09 PM today.

Earthquake in Himachal Pradesh: Yet another earthquake has shaken this hilly state and this time it is in Chamba region. (Representational Photo: Reuters)

Earthquake in Himachal Pradesh: Yet another earthquake has shaken this hilly state and this time it is in Chamba region. The quake hit at 02:09 PM today. According to authorities, the temblor struck the area with a force of 3.5 on the Richter scale. The mild quake was enough to scare people out of their homes into open areas. Earlier in the day, another earthquake had struck India. This one was in the north-eastern state of Manipur – it happened early in the morning. The quake that hit Ukhrul was measured at 4.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The north-east region of the country has been shaken regularly over the last year.

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This was the forth earthquake recorded in Chamba in less than a month. A similar mild earthquake was recorded on February 4 in the same region.

Previous week, a moderate intensity earthquake jolted Himachal Pradesh. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the earthquake measured 3.8 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the quake was Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir. Though No loss of life and property has been reported at that time.

Scientists have warned that in the future the Himalayan region is prone to more earthquakes and also warned that a major earthquake may hit North India and that its magnitude is going to be greater than the 7.9 earthquake that had shaken Nepal two years ago. Meanwhile, a team of international researchers have developed a new software tool to minimise the risk of manmade earthquakes. The new software has the ability to calculate the possibilities triggering these earthquakes.

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