Earthquake in India: Mild tremors felt as 5.3 magnitude quake hits parts of Jammu and Kashmir

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New Delhi | Updated: February 28, 2017 8:02 PM

Mild tremors were today felt in parts of Jammu and Kashmir as an earthqauke hit parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The epicentre of the quake is located at Shughnon and Tajikistan.

The epicentre of the quake is located at Shughnon and Tajikistan. (Reuters)

Mild tremors were today felt in parts of Jammu and Kashmir as an earthquake hit parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Though no reports of any life-loss or injuries are reported as yet, the mild quake shook Srinagar and Poonch sector of the valley. The epicentre of the quake is located at 48 kilometres away from Shughnon in Tajikistan.

Yesterday, in yet another fearful reminder of the ‘big one’, also known as the ‘Gorkha earthquake’, Nepal was hit by not just one, but 2 quakes– effects of one were felt in Kathmandu Valley too. These ones too were strong enough at 4.6 and 4.7 on the Richter scale although nowhere near the April quake measured at magnitude-7.8. The quakes hit the region at 9.22 AM. While that one killed some 9,000 people and injured as many as 22,000, there is no news yet of anyone being injured by the temblor. The quakes sparked panic among the people and they could be seen rushing out of their homes onto the streets.

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Days back, a quake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Manipur, according to reports from the Earth Sciences Ministry. However, no deaths ha been reported. Another powerful earthquake struck was experienced in Manipur on January 4, the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake of magnitude 6.8 was 57 km (35 miles) deep and struck 29 km (18 miles) west of Imphal, the capital of Manipur, bordering Myanmar. In last earthquake at least nine people were killed and nearly 200 injured. Many were injured trying to rescue those trapped in rubble hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links.

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