Earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir: 5.8 magnitude quake forces panicked residents to flee outdoors

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Srinagar | Updated: January 13, 2016 1:45 PM

An earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir of 5.8 magnitude on the Richter scale caused people in various cities and towns of the state to panic and run out of their homes and onto the streets.

download6 LNo loss of life or damage to property has so far been reported from anywhere in the state. (Reuters photo)

An earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir of 5.8 magnitude on the Richter scale caused people in various cities and towns of the state to panic and run out of their homes and onto the streets.

“The quake at 1.34 a.m. today (Wednesday) had its epicentre in the Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan at a depth of 220 km,” local Meteorological Department director Sonum Lotus told IANS in Srinagar.

No loss of life or damage to property has so far been reported from anywhere in the state.

Moderate intensity tremors have jolted Jammu and Kashmir in the last five months.

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