kashmir: Earthquake of 5 magnitude jolts Jammu & Kashmir | India News – Times of India

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kashmir:   Earthquake of 5 magnitude jolts Jammu & Kashmir | India News – Times of India


SRINAGAR: A moderate-intensity earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. No casualty or damage to property has been reported from anywhere so far.
Officials of the disaster management authority said the earthquake occurred at 5.35am on Thursday.
“The epicentre of the earthquake was in Gorno-Badakhshan area of Tajikistan. Its coordinates are latitude 37.49 degrees north and longitude 71.85 degrees east.
“It occurred 108 km inside the earth’s crust”, an official of the disaster management authority said.
There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property so far although the tremors were felt in Srinagar city and some other parts of the Valley.
Kashmir is situated in a seismologically sensitive region and temblors have wrought havoc here in the past.
Over 80,000 people were killed on two sides of the line of control (LoC) by an earthquake that occurred on October 8, 2005. The earthquake measured 7.6 on the Richter scale.




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