Earthquake jolts Kashmir

A moderate intensity earthquake jolted Jammu and Kashmir region on Thursday. However, no loss of life or damage to the property was reported.

A Met department official said: “A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale with epicentre in Jammu and Kashmir region occurred at 2.28 a.m. today.

The coordinates of the quake were latitude 36.0 degrees north and longitude 74.3 degrees east.”

Shockwaves were felt in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and other nearby places.

Kashmir is situated in a highly sensitive seismological region and temblors have caused damage here in the past.

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