Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 hits Chamba

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New Delhi (NVI): An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 on the Richter scale struck Chamba in Himachal Pradesh today at around 10.20 am, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

“Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.6, Occurred on 08-03-2021, 10:20:43 IST, Lat: 32.92 & Long: 75.88, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh,” NCS wrote on Twitter.

Reportedly, no loss of life or damage to property were received from anywhere in the town so far.

Last month, an earthquake of 2.4 magnitude was reported in Chamba. On the same day, an earthquake of 2.2 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district.

The Chamba administration has decided to make all the hospitals in the district earthquake resistant, as the hilly districts of Himachal Pradesh are vulnerable to medium intensity earthquakes, according to the reports.