Two Consecutive Earthquakes Shake Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Two earthquakes of medium intensity shook up Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning. But no casualty or damage to property was reported.

According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was felt at 5.38 a.m.

Its epicentre was in the Doda region at a depth of 10 Kms.

The second earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale happened at 5.43 a.m. It had its epicentre again in the Doda region. It occurred 8 Kms below the earth’s surface.

Seismologically, the Himalayan region including Jammu and Kashmir is situated in a highly sensitive region where the possibility of earthquakes is high.

An earthquake measuring 7.6 occurred on October 8, 2005 in which over 80,000 people were killed on two sides of the Line of Control (LoC).

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