Moderate intensity earthquake rocks parts of HP

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Himachal_PradeshShimla, Aug 21 (PTI): A moderate intensity earthquake rocked Kangra, Mandi, Shimla and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh this afternoon.

The earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 1.41 pm and lasted few seconds, the local MeT office said.

The epicentre of the quake was at Chamba-Kangra border in Himachal Pradesh.

No loss of life or damage to property has been reported from any part of the state.

People ran out of their houses in Palampur and parts of Kangra and Mandi districts and school children left the classes in panic as strong tremors were felt, reports reaching here said.

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