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Two mild earthquakes jolt Himachal

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Shimla, May 19, 2017: Two low-intensity earthquakes, epicentre in Chamba district adjoining Jammu and Kashmir on Friday jolted Himachal Pradesh in a span of nearly 2 hours.

According to Indian Meteorological Department, The first temblor measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale was recorded at 3.34 a.m., while the second measuring 4.5 was recorded at 5.32 a.m.

There were no immediate reports of loss life or damage to property. The Himalayan belt of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are known as earthquake-prone regions in the world.

Wefornews Bureau

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