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Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Kashmir


A slight intensity earthquake was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday while officials said no reports of any casualty or damage to property were received from anywhere so far.

An official of the met office said an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 7.59 p.m.


“The coordinates of the earthquake are latitude 34.33 north and longitude 78.30 east. The depth of the earthquake was 10 kilometers and its epicenter was in the Ladakh region,” the official said.

Kashmir Valley is situated in an earthquake-prone region according to seismologists.

Earthquakes have wrought havoc in Kashmir in the past.

On October 8, 2005, an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale killed over 80,000 people on both sides of the LoC.