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5.8 earthquake hits PoK; tremors felt in J&K

5.8 earthquake hits PoK; tremors felt in J&K

The epicentre of the earthquake was Gilgit in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 5.8 hit various parts of northern Pakistan on Monday. Tremors were also felt in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The epicentre of the earthquake was Gilgit in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

The tremors were felt around 11:41 am on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir police said no loss of life or damage of property was reported by far.

Director of the department of seismology in the Indian Met department said, "Magnitude 5.8 comes under moderate category, so there is no serious fear of aftershocks. But there could be a few. We do not expect destruction like the 2005 Kashmir quake. We have received reports of strong shocks from the northern part of Kashmir."

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first published:March 12, 2012, 12:25 IST