Medium intensity earthquake of magnitude 4 hits Jammu

An earthquake of 4 magnitude hit Jammu on Tuesday morning but there were no reports of casualties or loss of property.

JAMMU: A medium intensity earthquake of magnitude 4 hit Jammu on Tuesday morning, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

According to the NCS, the earthquake of magnitude 4 scale occurred 84kms east of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, at 8.56 am on Tuesday.

So far, there have been no reports of any damage.

Last week, a medium intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.5 had hit Ladakh. According to the NCS, the quake occurred at 8.15 pm on June 26 at a depth of 25 kilometres.

Its epicentre was in Ladakh, the Meteorological Department said, adding that tremors were also felt in most parts of the Kashmir Valley and Kishtwar and Doda districts in Jammu region.

The Himalayan region is highly prone to earthquakes.

 

 

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