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Medium intensity twin earthquakes hit Himachal Pradesh

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 August 2016, 10:02 IST

Two medium intensity earthquakes, 20 minutes apart, rocked Himachal Pradesh on 27 August.

No casualties have been reported in the quakes, which were epicentered in Kullu region.

According to National Centre of Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the first quake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale occurred at 6.44am at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The second quake measured 4.3 at Richter scale occurred at 7.05am at the same depth. No casualties or any damage of property was reported.

This comes days after a strong earthquake of 6.8 magnitude hits central Myanmar, according to US Geological Survey.

Tremors were felt across eastern and central India, with residents across Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Guwahati reporting quakes.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 27 August 2016, 10:02 IST
 
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