Earthquake jolts Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude rocked Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday afternoon, sending panicked residents running out of their homes and other buildings into the streets.

“A quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale occurred at 3.58 p.m. today (Sunday) in Jammu and Kashmir. Its epicentre was in Hindukush region of Afghanistan at a depth of 190 km,” Sonam Lotus, director of the regional meteorological office, said.

No damage to life or property was yet reported from anywhere in the state.

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