Another mild quake hits Chamba in Himachal

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Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) In just over a week, another mild quake was recorded on Monday in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said.

“An earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale was recorded at 4.32 p.m,” an official at the Meteorological Office here told IANS.

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

An earthquake of almost similar intensity was recorded in Chamba on September 24.

Six mild quakes rocked Chamba for three days consecutively from May 19, two on each day, triggering panic among the 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 over 20,000 people.

–IANS

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