Srinagar, November 8: A medium-intensity earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday evening. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) the quake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter Scale jolted the union territory at 6:56 pm on Sunday. The earthquake reportedly struck near Pahalgam town of Anantnag district. Earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir: Quake of 3.6 Magnitude Strikes Near Katra.
Till now there are no reports of any collateral damage of injuries due to the quake. However, panic gripped the area after the quake. People even rushed out of their houses as a precaution. More details are still awaited.
Tweet by ANI:
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter Scale, hit Jammu and Kashmir today at 6:56 pm: National Centre for Seismology (NCS) pic.twitter.com/cdi9eduB8o
— ANI (@ANI) November 8, 2020
It is the second quake in two days in Jammu and Kashmir. On Saturday also, an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale hit near Pahalgam. The tremors were felt at 04:29 am. Mo collateral damage was reported.
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