Dushanbe (Tajikistan), June 16: An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck Tajikistan on Tuesday morning at 7 am. According the United States Geological Survey, the quake jolted regions in 341 kilometres ESE of Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe. The USGS says that epicentre was 72 km ENE of Khorugh in Tajikistan and was at a depth of 118.1 kilometres. Its tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir too.
So far there has been no reports of any loss of human life. Earlier on Monday, the National Centre for Seismology has reported that an earthquake of 3.6 magnitude on Richter Scale has jolted Kashmir at around 10 am. Earthquake in Gujarat: Quake of Magnitude 5.5 Jolts Region Near Rajkot.
Since last couple of weeks, the Northern region of India has been experiencing mild to strong jolts of earthquakes. In Jammu and Kashmir alone, five earthquakes have been experienced since Monday morning.
Meanwhile, an earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on Richter Scale struck 85 kilometres east of Katra in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday at 2.10 pm, informed National Center for Seismology (NCS). This is the second earthquake in the Valley on Tuesday, as tremors were felt early in the morning in the Valley due to an earthquake in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe. Though no loss of human life or property has been reported as of yet.
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