BREAKING: Earthquake measuring 5.0 on richter scale hits Jammu and Kashmir


An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the richter scale occured in Jammu and Kashmir early in the morning today. As per ANI report, the quake hit at around 2:28 AM. No loss of life or injury has been reported so far. This occured almost two months after a mild earthquake hit the Doda district of the state on May 29. That day, the tremor was recorded at 4.7 on Richter Scale, which reportedly took place at 7.23 pm when residents were getting ready break the fast being observed during the holy month of Ramzan. Soon after the quake was felt many residents came out of their homes in panic, Indian Express said. Earlier on April 18, a tremor measuring 5.0 at the Richter scale hit the state’s Kishtwar district. Tremors of earthquake were felt in parts of Jammu.

Yesterday, an earthquake measuring 4.1 on Richter scale was registered in some parts of Kutch district of Gujarat, PTI said.  No casualties or damage to property were reported. An official from the Institute of Seismological Research , based in Gandhinagar had said that the quake, with its epicentre 16 km north-north east of Dudhai, was recorded in the afternoon.
Earlier this week, an earthquake measuring 4.2 on richter scale shook Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district ANI had said. Tremors were felt on Tuesday at Joshimath region. There were no reports of any casualties.

The hill had last witnessed a similar kind of quake on February 6 which was measured at 5.8 on Richter Scale. Tremors of the quake were also felt in New Delhi and several other parts of northern India.  As per Indian Express, tremors were felt for close to 30 seconds As per the National Seismological Bureau, the epicenter of the earthquake was believed to be in Rudraprayag region of Uttarakhand.

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