A moderate intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occured at the J-K Himachal border on Friday afternoon. This earthquake measured 3.1 on the Richter scale according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and occured at 2:42pm.
Reports by the IMD state that the epicenter of the earthquake was located at latitude 33 degrees of North and longitude 76.1 degrees east at a depth of 5km. Mild tremors were felt at 2:42pm according to Indian Standard Time. Most areas of Himachal Pradesh fall under the seismically sensitive zone. Mild tremors were felt in the adjoining areas, however there was no loss of life or property reported.
On 26th Feb an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 had affected various areas in India, Pakistan, and China. It was located 53 km from Chamba, Himachal Pradesh and occured at 8:34 pm. These low to moderate intensity earthquakes in the past some days have been coming as aftershocks since that day.
Earlier today at 10:48am another low intensity earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale was recorded in the Kullu district of Himachal. Due to its geographic location Himachal Pradesh falls under the seismically sensitive zone, areas like Chamba, Kullu, Kangra, Una, Hamirpur and many others fall in this zone.