Chamba, July 27: An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on the Richter scale struck Chamba in Himachal Pradesh on Monday. According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake hit at 1:41 pm today. The tremors were also felt in the neighbouring cities. Meanwhile, no damage to life or property has been reported. Earthquake in Himachal Pradesh: Quake Measuring 2.3 on Richter Scale Hits Una.
Earlier this month, a quake of magnitude 2.3 on Richter Scale hit Una. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh, including Chamba and Kinnaur, fall in the high-seismic sensitive zone. There are prone to low-intensity earthquakes. Earthquake in Mizoram: Quake of Magnitude 4.6 on Richter Scale Reported Near Champhai Town, No Casualty Reported.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on the Richter scale hit Chamba in Himachal Pradesh at 1:41 pm today: National Center for Seismology
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Seismologists are increasingly concerned about at least one big Himalayan quake that is "overdue in the region" and have alerted mountain towns like Shimla and plains like Delhi that are woefully unready for the mega-earthquake, according to a leading daily report.
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