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Two low-intensity earthquakes hit Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: Two low-intensity earthquakes measuring 3.2 magnitude on the Richter scale, hit Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh on early Saturday morning. The earthquakes struck at 5.10 a.m. and 5.17 a.m. As per the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the  epicentre of the earthquake was Dhar Saraur, 22 km from Dharamsala town, at a depth of 5 km.

This comes a day after an earthquake of 2.9 on the Richter scale hit Uttarakashi.

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As per the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), Himachal Pradesh is situated in seismic zone V and VI and is highly vulnerable to earthquakes. Regions such as Shimla, Dharamshala, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba are the most prone to earthquakes in the state.


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