New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 3.8 struck Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh, news agency ANI reported on Tuesday. The tremors were felt in the evening. No reports of injuries or any damage to property were reported. More details are awaited.
The tremors were also felt in several parts of Chamba district at 3.51 p.m., a meteorological department official told. The epicentre of the quake was the Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir. Chamba was earlier twice hit by mild earthquakes on January 12 and January 22.
Most parts of Himachal Pradesh, including Chamba, fall in the high seismic sensitive zone and mild quakes are a regular feature in the region.
On February 2, an earthquake struck Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Saturday evening. The tremors were also felt across Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.
As per the USGS, the epicentre of the quake was in Jarm (Hindu Kush), Afghanistan about 211 km below the earth surface.