New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 struck Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday. The tremors were felt in the morning at 7:35 am. No reports of injuries or any damage to property were reported. More details are awaited.
Tremors were felt for a few seconds in several parts of the district too. This was the third quake in the state after two low-intensity earthquakes hit Mandi and Chamba districts separately on February 5.
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.