PM calls LG to assess situation
Srinagar: A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, but there were no reports of any loss of life or damage to property, officials said.
The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at 9.45 am, was at the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border. Strong tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to enquire about the situation in the union territory following the earthquake.
The officials said the quake hit at latitude 36.34 degrees north and longitude 71.05 degrees east at a depth of 181 km.
The tremors caused panic among people who rushed out of their homes.
However, there were no reports of any loss of life or damage to property, the officials said.
Government sources said Modi called up Sinha to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir after the tremors. PTI