Earthquake measuring on Richter scale shakes Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA: An earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district early on Thursday, an official said. There was no loss of life.
The mild earthquake was felt in Chamba at 4:50 am., officials said. No casualties have been reported so far.

The earthquake measured 2.7 on the Richter scale and was recorded at 4.50 a.m., the India Meteorological Department official told media sources.

The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 5 km in northeast of Chamba, bordering Jammu and Kashmir . he said, adding mild tremors were also felt in adjoining areas.

Most parts of Himachal, including Chamba, fall in high seismic zone and mild quakes are a regular feature in the region.