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Mild earthquakes hit Manipur, Himachal

This map from the IMD shows the epicentre of the slight intensity quake that hit Manipur on June 15, 2017.

This map from the IMD shows the epicentre of the slight intensity quake that hit Manipur on June 15, 2017.  

While the 3.0 quake in Manipur was epicentered in Churachandpur district, the 3.1 tremor in Himachal Pradesh was in the Chamba region.

A mild earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 hit Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Thursday morning, the National Centre for Seismology said. The quake hit at 6.45 a.m. IST at a depth of 10 km.

Hours earlier, a mild earthquake hit Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba region, which saw quake for three consecutive days last month.

“An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 was recorded at 11.26 p.m. last night [June 14, 2017],” local Meteorological Office director Manmohan Singh told IANS.

This map from the IMD shows the epicentre of the slight intensity quake that hit Himachal Pradesh on June 15, 2017.

This map from the IMD shows the epicentre of the slight intensity quake that hit Himachal Pradesh on June 15, 2017.  

 

No loss of life or damage to property was reported.

Mr. Singh said the epicentre of the quake was Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir.

Six mild quakes hit Chamba for three days simultaneously from May 19, 2017, two on each day, triggering panic among the people.

Himachal Pradesh had suffered the most devastating earthquake in 1905 in the Kangra valley, killing more than 20,000 people.

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