Kullu experiences tremors twice in 24 hours


By : Mohan Verma

Moderate intensity tremors hit Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh twice in last 24 hours but there is no report of loss to life and property from any part of the district.

Indian Meteorological officer Manmohan Singh said that the first shock was hit at 2153 hours Monday night measuring 4 magnitude on the Richter scale as its epicenter was located at 5 km deep in the earth at the Latitude of 31.9 degrees North and Longitude 77.1 degrees East in the hill of Kullu district Himachal Pradesh.

He added that second shock occurred at 0323 hours yesterday, which also measured 4 magnitude on the Richter scale at the same epicenter and place.

As there is no report of loss of life and property in the district. But this district always remained crowded at tourist resorts like Manali and Naggar and there are also number of power projects, some of them are based upon water dams.

Many parts of this state fall in highly seismic prone zone at schedule IV as it passes under the earth. Along the Kullu district, many parts of Kangra, Chamba and Shimla district are also in highly seismic prone zone.

About 25,000 people have been killed in one of worst earthquake occurred in 1903 in Kangra district.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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