Light intensity earthquake occurs in Kashmir

A light intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir on Wednesday as the authorities said no casualty or damage to property has been reported from anywhere.

Officials said, “A light intensity earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 5.43 a.m. today.

“The coordinates of the earthquake are latitude 33.9 degrees north and longitude 75.23 degrees east. Its epicentre was in south Kashmir near Batkoot between Tral and Pahalgam.

“The depth of the earthquake was 16 kms inside the earth”.

Officials said no casualty or damage to property was reported from anywhere so far.

Seismologically the Valley is situated in an earthquake prone region.

Temblors have wrought havoc here in the past. More than 80,000 people were killed when an earthquake measuring 7.6 struck the two sides of the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K on October 8, 2005.




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