Shimla : A quake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hit parts of Himachal Pradesh today, taking after which hysterical individuals hurried out of their homes in Shimla and Kullu locale.

While some old structures developed cracks, there was no report of death toll or major harm.

The earthquake tremor which occurred at 6:46 AM, had its epicenter at Kullu at a profundity of 10 km, said Director of nearby MeT office, Manmohan Singh said, including that aftershocks of 4.3 and 4.2 magnitude were recorded at 7:05 AM and 9 AM respectively.

People in Rampur area of Shimla district and Kullu ran out of their houses in panic. They claimed there were ten to fifteen tremors in quick successions.

No loss of life or property has been reported. Educational institutes and schools were closed as precaution, said Rampur Sub Divisional Magistrate Nishant Thakur.

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