Breaking : Earthquake Jolts parts of Jammu & Kashmir

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An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 struck Leh in Jammu and Kashmir at 12.21 pm on Thursday.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred in Leh, Ladakh, and the epicentre was 44 km east of the popular tourist destination at a depth of 10 km.

The location of the quake, according to the USGS, which tracks earthquakes around the world, was reportedly close to Aksai Chin and approximately 450 km east of Srinagar.

No loss of life or property has been reported so far.


Earthquakes of less than 5.5 magnitude strike India often. Just five days ago, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 had hit Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh.

The USGS said the epicentre of the quake was 111 kilometres southeast of the census town near Myanmar’s Kachin province and occurred at at a depth of 42.6 km.

Just three days prior to the Tezu quake, an earthquake of magnitude 5 had struck in Bay of Bengal close to Andaman-Nicobar Islands.

The epicentre of the quake was 172 km north of Mohean at a depth of 100 km in the sea.

A mild earthquake hit Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) at 04:18 PM on Wednesday.

Tremors lasted a few seconds. On 9 May, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck northern Afghanistan. Tremors were felt in Pakistan and parts of north India including Delhi-NCR.

The epicentre of the quake was Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.