4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Himachal Pradesh, No Casualties Reported

The epicentre of both the quakes was in Kullu.

27/08/2016 8:41 AM IST | Updated 27/08/2016 9:15 AM IST

NEW DELHI -- Two medium intensity earthquakes, epicentered in Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh today jolted the Himalayan state in a span of nearly 20 minutes.

According to National Centre of Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the first quake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale occurred at 6.44 AM at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The second quake measured 4.3 at Richter scale occurred at 7:05 AM at the same depth.

The epicentre of both the quakes was in Kullu, it said.

There were no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to property.

The Himalayan belt of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are known as earthquake-prone regions in the world.

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