Shimla, February 13: An earthquake of a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter scale struck in Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. According to a tweet by ANI, the mild quake hit the state at around 7:35 am today. Another quake of magnitude 3.1 on the Richter Scale hit the Palghar region of Maharashtra on Wednesday morning at 10:44 am. No casualties were reported and no loss of property was reported from both the quakes.
On Tuesday, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Bay of Bengal. The earthquake took place at 7:02 am and tremors were felt in Chennai. The impact of the earthquake is considered to be of moderate intensity and no Tsunami warning has been issued.
Reports inform that the earthquake was located over 600 km east-northeast off the coast of Chennai. While the USGS measured the earthquake at 4.9, the India Meteorological Department stated the figure at 5.1.
Earlier this month, a quake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale struck the Jammu and Kashmir region. The quake was so strong that the tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR as well as in Pakistan's Islamabad and some parts of Afghanistan. Reports inform that the epicentre of the quake was situated at a depth of 40 kms in northwestern Kashmir.