New Delhi, June 17: An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on the Richter scale jolted parts of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. An official said that there were no reports of casualties or damages. The earthquake was recorded at 3.36 a.m, the meteorological office said.
The epicenter of the quake was Shimla region, bordering Kinnaur district, which shares a border with China. Chamba district, adjoining Jammu and Kashmir, was rocked by a low-intensity earthquake on June 14. It measured 4.6 on the Richter scale. A few days ago in Uttarakhand, tremors of magnitude 4.0 hit Uttarkashi in the morning. According to the India Meteorological Department, the earthquake originated at a depth of 10 km and had the latitude of 30.8 North and Longitude of 78.2 East.
On May 21, an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 struck Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh at 4:21 pm. No casualties were reported. Meanwhile, on May 9, tremors were felt in parts of Himachal Pradesh, after an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Tajikistan near the Afghanistan border. The tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR and Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Residents of Kullu and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh also experienced the tremors.
On June 11, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck Assam and its adjoining areas. There was no report of any damage or injury after the earthquake hit Assam. The epicenter of the quake was reported to be in Dhing.
(With agency inputs)