Shimla: A moderate intensity earthquake struck Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district on Tuesday. Tremors of the quake were felt at around 7.30 pm.
The earthquake was of magnitude 3.8 on the Richter Scale.
Himachal Pradesh continued to reel under intense cold wave conditions with the India Metereological Department issuing a fresh avalanche and heavy snow warning in parts of the state.
Heavy snowfall is likely to occur at isolated places in districts Kullu, Chamba, Lahaul and Spiti, Shimla, Kangra and Kinnaur on Wednesday and Thursday, said the weather department.
Residents and tourists have been advised not to venture out on the high hills as chances of snapping of road links were high.
(With inputs form agencies)