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Three earthquakes jolt parts of India, tremors felt in Pak

PTI
Published Jul 17, 2016, 7:53 pm IST
Updated Jul 17, 2016, 7:59 pm IST
The epicentre of the quake was Indo-Pak border and it hit at a depth of 15 kms.
A quake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit the area around the Indo-Pak border region in Punjab at 5:24 pm. (Representational Image: AFP)
 A quake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit the area around the Indo-Pak border region in Punjab at 5:24 pm. (Representational Image: AFP)

New Delhi: Three medium-intensity earthquakes today shook several parts of the country including Gujarat, Punjab and Delhi.

A quake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit the area around the Indo-Pak border region in Punjab at 5:24 pm, tremors of which were felt in Pakistan and several parts of north India, including Delhi.

 

According to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the epicentre of the quake was Indo-Pak border and it hit at a depth of 15 kms.

"The epicentre was on the Indian side, but very close to the border," Operations Head, NCS J L Gautam said. There were no reports of any immediate loss of lives or damage to property.

Earlier in day, another medium-intensity earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Gujarat at 9:25 am.

And, Chandel in Manipur also received a jolt at 8.01 am measuring 3.2 on the scale.

 

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