Earthquake rattles buildings in north India

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May 1, 2013

NEW DELHI: Tremors were felt in the Indian capital and large parts of north India, including Srinagar, Shimla and Chandigarh, following a 5.8-magnitude quake centred around the Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh border on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or loss to property.

May 1, 2013

NEW DELHI: Tremors were felt in the Indian capital and large parts of north India, including Srinagar, Shimla and Chandigarh, following a 5.8-magnitude quake centred around the Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh border on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or loss to property.

Tremors were felt in Delhi, Srinagar and other parts of north India.

"The quake happened at 12.27pm and measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. The epicentre was somewhere around the Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh border," said Rs Dattatreya, director, Department of Seismology, India Meteorological Department, in New Delhi.

The tremors, felt across most parts of Haryana and Punjab, lasted six to seven seconds. It caused panic in some places, particularly in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports of the tremors were received from Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ambala and other places.


Courtesy: IANS

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