Minor quakes rock Sikkim-Tibet border region, Lahul & Spiti in HP

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New Delhi, October 11, 2012

Two minor earthquakes rocked the border region between the Indian state of Sikkim and Tibet and the Lahul & Spiti border region in Himachal Pradesh tonight, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

A bulletin from the IMD said a quake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, shook the Sikkim-Tibet border region at 1926 hours today. Its epicentre was at latitude 28 degrees North and longitude 88.2 degrees East at a focal depth of 15 km.
The tremor in Himachal Pradesh was felt some 35 minutes earlier and measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre was at latitude 32.2 degrees North and longitue 77.7 degrees East and it occurred at a focal depth of 10 km, the bulletin added.