Quick Links

    cricketnext

    News

    5.0-magnitude quake rocks Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning. The epicentre of the quake was located in Pakistan, the local disaster management authority said.

    "The earthquake was of mild intensity with coordinates measuring 36.23 north and 72.17 east. It struck at 6.25 am Its epicentre lay in Pakistan. No damage has been reported from anywhere so far," said Amir Ali, in-charge of the the disaster management cell at the provincial headquarters here.

    It may be mentioned that more than half a dozen earthquakes have rocked the Valley during the last two months. Jammu and Kashmir is located in a highly seismic zone.

    More than 40,000 people were killed in a massive quake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, that rocked this state in 2005.