MINOR QUAKE JOLTS: In and around Dharamsala, No loss of life

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Dharamsala (HP), November 12, 2012: An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, jolted the Dharamsala area of Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh 1.53 am on Monday, said Dr. Sushil, a Scientist of Geological Department at Dehradoon on phone.

Adding, he said that the shake lasted for just 4.5 seconds and the epicenter was detected 17 kms North of Baijnath in Douladhar ranges at latitude 32.3 degrees North and longitude 76.2 degrees East of Kangra district, at a focal depth of 5 km. The tremor was so strong that the people wake up of sleep to come out in open in the early hours of winter night.

However, no loss of life and property was reported from anywhere in the area.

Earlier, on November 7,  the quake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale jolted the area at 5.51pm and lasted for five seconds. In September, this year too, four minor jolts had rocked this valley. Though, the area falls in the most sensitive zone, the repeated quakes have left the residents tense. In October, too, the hill state had experienced two slight intensity quakes within a short span of five hour.

Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2012