Earthquake Hits Jammu And Kashmir

Earthquake

Srinagar, Feb 5 : An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, although there were no reports of casualties or damage to properties.

Tremors were felt in Srinagar .

The tremors were felt at 10:17 pm and lasted several seconds, following which people ran out of their homes.

The epicentre of the earthquake was at a depth of 40 kilometres in northwestern Kashmir, 118 kilometres from Srinagar.

Over 80,000 people were killed on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) by an earthquake that occurred on October 8, 2005.

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