Mild earthquake recorded in Himachal Pradesh

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Shimla, July 19 (IANS) A mild earthquake was recorded on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said.

“An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was recorded at 7.18 p.m.” local Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS.

No loss of life or damage to property was reported from Chamba.

He said the epicentre of the quake was in Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir.

Six mild quakes rocked Chamba for three days consecutively from May 19, two on each day, triggering panic among people. One mild quake occurred on June 14.

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

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