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Earthquake Measuring 4.7 on Richter Scale Hits Jammu and Kashmir

Earthquake Measuring 4.7 on Richter Scale Hits Jammu and Kashmir

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A low-intensity earthquake struck Jammu and Kashmir during wee hours on Friday. As reported, the 4.7 magnitude earthquake on Richter Scale was felt at 6:40 AM. As of now, no casualties or loss of property has been reported. More details are awaited on the same.

Earlier on September 24, a low-intensity earthquake had hit parts of the state. No casualty or damage to property was reported then. The 4.5 magnitude quake had originated in the vicinity of Sumbal town in Baramulla district at 5.44 am.

Meanwhile on August 24, a moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richer Scale with epicentre in Jammu and Kashmir region occurred at 2.28 am.

Kashmir is situated in a highly sensitive seismological region and it has witnessed serious damage due to tremors in the past. On October 8, 2005, over 80,000 people were killed in a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter Scale had hit both India and Pakistan.

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