3.3 Earthquake hits Kullu, no casualties reported

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An earthquake measuring 3.3 on richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu in wee hours of Thursday.

kullu-map-earthquakeShimla: A 3.3 magnitude earthquake struck Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu in the wee hours on Thursday. No loss of lives or property have been reported so far. Some low-intensity tremors were also felt in close-by Mandi.

The MeT department is yet to issue an official statement of the incidence.

The hill areas around Himachal Pradesh are highly vulnerable to earthquakes.

mega-mock-drill-earthquakeA mock exercise was conducted on November 24 in seven districts of the state — Shimla, Kangra, Mandi Chamba, Solan, Kinnaur and Kullu — to generate awareness and evaluate the response mechanism.

No losses have been reported so far. The MeT department is still to issue an official statement over the news. Further inputs awaited.