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Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 strikes Himachal Pradesh

Updated on: 04 April,2024 10:21 PM IST  |  Chamba
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Mild tremors were also felt in Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Haryana

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 strikes Himachal Pradesh

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale struck Himachal Pradesh's Chamba area on Thursday. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 9:34 PM. Mild tremors were also felt in Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Haryana. 

"Earthquake of Magnitude:5.3, Occurred on 04-04-2024, 21:34:32 IST, Lat: 33.09 & Long: 76.59, Depth: 10 Km, Location: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India," the NCS said on X. However, there is no loss so far as the tremors were felt in non-populated areas. 

The quake lasted for a few seconds. "I felt a strong jolt lasting a couple of seconds. Just when I was thinking of rushing downstairs, the tremors stopped," said Sanjay Kumar, a Chandigarh resident.

Nearly 119 years ago on April 4, 1905, a devastating earthquake happened that killed thousands of people.

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