Two earthquakes hit northern state in India

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Two earthquakes hit the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, a senior disaster management official said, reports BSS.

However, there have been no reports of any casualty or damage to properties in the two quakes that hit the hilly state in a span of just 20 minutes, the official said, on condition of anonymity.

According to India’s National Centre of Seismology, the first quake was measured at 4.6 magnitude, while the second one was of 4. 3 magnitude.

The quakes took place between 6.40 a.m. and 7.05 a.m. local time and was epicentred in the town of Kullu, the centre said.

The northern Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are earthquake-prone zones, so are the national capital and its adjoining areas.

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