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Earthquake strikes Maharashtra's Palghar, Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district


New Delhi, Feb 13: An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter Scale hit Palghar district in Maharashtra at 10:44 am on Wednesday. However, no damage to life or property has been reported yet.

Earthquake strikes Maharashtras Palghar, Himachal Pradeshs Kangra district

Meanwhile, yet another earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit Andaman Islands region today (February 13). The India Metrological Department, in a tweet, said the earthquake occurred at 1:51 am. The earthquake was at 10km depth in the Andaman Islands region.

Earlier in the day, a 3.5 low-intensity magnitude earthquake struck Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Wednesday, officials said. No loss of life or property was reported, they said.

The epicentre of the earthquake was north of Dharamshala town at a depth of five kilometres, Director, Shimla Meteorological Centre, Manmohan Singh, said. "The earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale was recorded at 7:35 am today," he said.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hits Bay of Bengal, tremors felt in Chennai

He said mild tremors were felt in areas across the district. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh, including Kangra district, fall in the high-seismic sensitive zone.

Tremors were felt in Chennai and several other parts of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday morning as an earthquake measuring 5.1 on Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal.

On February 10, a mild earthquake occurred on the India-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh. The earthquake measured 5.2 on the Ritcher scale.

The India Metrological Department said the earthquake occurred at 8:52 am and had a depth of 10km. No damage has been reported so far.

The year 2019 has just begun and India has already seen a number of earthquakes, out of which most of them have occurred in the last couple of days. Most of these quakes have occurred in either Himachal Pradesh or Jammu and Kashmir region with tremors being felt in the neighboring areas.

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