Moderate quake jolts Jammu and Kashmir

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Jammu | Published: June 9, 2017 7:44:19 PM

The quake, measuring 3.2 on the Richter Scale, struck some areas of Jammu and Kashmir around 3:39 pm.

An earthquake of moderate intensity hit some parts of Jammu and Kashmir today. (Representational Image- PTI)

An earthquake of moderate intensity hit some parts of Jammu and Kashmir today, triggering panic among people. The quake, measuring 3.2 on the Richter Scale, struck some areas of Jammu and Kashmir around 3:39 pm, MeT officials said. No report of loss of life or injury to anyone has been reported, the officials said. The people are apprehensive after a study by US scientists had last year predicted the possibility of a major earthquake in the valley. According to an Oregon State University statement, new geologic mapping in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir suggests that the region is ripe for a major earthquake that could endanger the lives of millions of people.

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