3 medium intensity quakes strike Kullu Valley within two hours

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Highlights

  1. The center of earthquake was in Kullu area.
  2. First earthquake occurred at 6:44 am at a depth of 10 kilometres.
  3. The second quake measured 4.3 at Richter scale occurred at 7:05 am at the same depth.
  4. The third quake measured 4.2 occurred at 9:08 AM.

Three medium intensity earthquakes, epicentered in Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh today jolted the Himalayan state in span of nearly two hours .

According to National Centre of Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the first quake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale occurred at 6.44 AM at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The second quake measured 4.3 at Richter scale occurred at 7.05 AM at the same depth.

The third quake measured 4.2 at Richter scale.

The epicentre of both the quakes was in Kullu, it said.

There were no immediate reports of loss life or damage to property.

The Himalayan belt of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are known as earthquake-prone regions in the world.

Tremors were felt for the third time on Saturday morning in Himachal Pradesh. An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale was recorded in Kullu at 9:08 am. This followed two medium intensity earthquakes that jolted the Himalayan state for nearly twenty minutes. According to National Centre of Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the first quake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale occurred at 6:44 am at a depth of 10 kilometres. The second quake measured 4.3 at Richter scale occurred at 7:05 am at the same depth. There were no immediate reports of loss life or damage to property.

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