Second quake hits Pithoragarh in four days
A quake of medium intensity, the second in four days, jolted Dharchula in Indo-Nepal border district of Pithoragarh tonight.
The tremor that occurred at 2018 hrs tonight was slightly more intense than the earlier one and shook walls of the houses prompting people to rush out in the open.
According to Disaster Mitigation and management Centre (DMMC) here, the quake was of around 4.5 intensity on Richter's scale. Thursday's quake was of 4.1 intensity.
It occurred between 30.2 degree North and 8.3 degree East, nearly the same area where the quake was experienced on June 3.
However, no loss of life or material was reported so far, the sources said.
The occurring of the tremors, at the advent of monsoon in the state, has raised concern among the people who are still battling with hardships caused by mid-June rain last year.
They were worried that if the tremors continued to reoccur, they could trigger landslips in the sensitive hill zones, sources said.
(Posted on 06-07-2014)