5.3-magnitude quake jolts Kasmir

Srinagar: A moderate earthquake Saturday shook Kashmir and its adjoining areas, officials said. 

According to Meteorological Department officials, the magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred at 2:29 a.m. (local time). 

“The epicentre of today’s earthquake was in Pakistan, located at 33.8 degrees north latitude and 73.1 degrees east longitude,” said the officials. 

The earthquake was felt throughout Kashmir and its tremors triggered panic among residents, officials said. 

However, according to officials no reports of damage were received so far from any part of Indian-controlled Kashmir. 

Geologists say Indian-controlled Kashmir is located in a zone of high seismic activity. 

Srinagar falls in Seismic Zone-V and other parts of Indian- controlled Kashmir in Seismic Zone IV. 

 

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