Low Intensity Quake Jolts Valley

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Srinagar: A low intensity earthquake with its epicentre in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district hit the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, officials said.

“An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred at 8:16 am, with epicentre at 34.21N, 74.85E, located 7 km South-East of Ganderbal and 14 km North of Srinagar,” stated the Disaster Management Department of Jammu and Kashmir,” officials said.

They said no casualty or damage to the property due to the earthquake was reported from any part of the valley.

Pertinently, a devastating earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale hit the Valley on 8 October 2005 and left a trail of destruction besides claiming thousands of lives in both parts of Kashmir.

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