After Uttarakhand, Delhi, 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Kashmir
Earthquake tremors felt in many parts of New Delhi and NCR.
Earthquake tremors felt in many parts of New Delhi and NCR.(Photo: Google Maps)

After Uttarakhand, Delhi, 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Kashmir

A moderate intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir in the wee hours of Thursday, 7 December. No report of casualty or damage has come from anywhere so far.

“A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 4.59 am today,” sources in the disaster management department said on 7 December.

"The epicentre of the quake was near Jammu & Kashmir-Xingjian border and its coordinates are latitude 35.5 degrees north and longitude 77.6 degrees east." Geologically, the Kashmir Valley is situated in an earthquake vulnerable region.

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Tremors were felt in several parts of north India, as a medium-intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district on Wednesday, 6 December the India Meteorological Department said.

According to the IMD's National Seismological Centre, the quake had occurred at 8:49 pm. The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 30 km, according to Vikram Singh, the director of MeT office in Dehradun.

There were no reports of loss of property or life. People in several districts of Uttarakhand ran out of their homes in panic, the official said.

Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone. Tremors were felt in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and parts of Punjab.

(With inputs from PTI, IANS)

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