Moderate Intensity Earthquake Hits Himachal

Shimla: A “moderate” intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.2 shook Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district on Tuesday evening, the Meteorological department said. There was no report of any casualty or damage to property. The tremors were felt in and around Chamba at 7.38 pm, the department said, adding that the epicentre was at a depth of 5 km north-east in the district.

Most parts of the state, including Chamba, fall in a high-seismic activity zone. Earlier on September 8 and 9, five tremors of magnitude between 2.7 and 5 were felt in Chamba district.

Two quakes were felt on September 8 and three on September 9.