Kashmir, Delhi, Punjab and Himachal rocked by quake

Shimla, Aug.2 (ANI): Several parts of Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab were rocked by tremors a little after 8 a.m. on Friday.

The meteorological office in Shimla confirmed news of the tremors and added that its epicentre was in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra District. Officials said the tremors measured an estimated 5.4 on the open-ended Richter Scale.

The tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar District, Punjab's Jalandhar District and nearby areas, and in Shimla, Chamba, Lahaul and Spiti and Kullu and Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh.

P.R. Baidya, a seismological scientist said that the epicenter of the earthquake was at an altitude of 33.5 degrees north.

"We don't have any news of loss of property or human lives. The reason for the earthquake is tectonic movement. The whole area falls under the Himalayan region," he said.(ANI)


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