Earthquake of 5.6 magnitude strikes Kashmir

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A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night. So far no loss of life or property damage has been reported.

The earthquake occurred at 10.17 p.m. and lasted several seconds as people ran out of their homes, fearing for their safety, authorities said. The quake’s epicenter was located at a depth of 40 kilometers in northwest Kashmir, 118 kilometers from Srinagar, the officials told PTI.
A map of the earthquake that struck the north of Kashmir.

There are no reports of casualties due to the earthquake in the region so far.

On January 10, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 34.39 degrees north and 78.21 degrees east – 63.6 km north of Leh and 193.1 km east of Kargil – in the Ladakh region.