New Delhi, December 1: An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck Nepal-India border on Thursday night at around 10:22 pm. Tremors were also felt in parts of Uttarakhand including Srinagar, Chamapawat, Garhwal and Almora, news agency ANI tweeted.
According to United States Geological Survey, the epicentre of the earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter Scale has been noted at around 24 km north-east of Dharuchala, India. Also, the depth of the earthquake has been noted 29.6 km on the scale. There are no reports of any damage or casualties so far but the Uttarakhand government had asked the authorities to stay on alert.
On Thursday morning parts of Himachal Pradesh experienced a low-intensity earthquake. Fortunately, there was no loss of life or damage to property.
According to IANS, the quake that struck the mountainous region of Himachal was measured 3.3 on Richter scale and was recorded at 4:12 am. The epicentre of the quake was noted in Kullu region and tremors were also felt in adjoining areas of mandi district.
Nepal and other border regions of the country witness quake on regular basis. On Monday a relatively moderate earthquake, measuring 5.6 on Richter scale shook Nepal during early hours. The epicentre of the earthquake was noted near the border of Ramechhap and Solukhumbu districts of Nepal, 131km from Kathmandu.
Across Nepal, people were under panic but later they were relieved when there was no immediate report of any damage or casualty.
Today it is the 476th aftershock, of magnitude four and above, of the devastating April 2015 temblor in the earthquake-prone Himalayan country.
On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale, which became the reason of 9,000 deaths and 22,000 others were severely injured. On May 12, 2015, a major aftershock measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale was noted in Nepal.