Moderate intensity tremor rocks Kashmir

Moderate intensity tremor rocks Kashmir

By: || Updated: 12 Mar 2012 01:51 AM


Srinagar: A moderate intensity tremor rocked the Kashmir Valley on
Monday but no immediate loss of life or property was reported, an official
said.

Sonam Lotus, director of the local meteorological office
said: "A moderate intensity earthquake occurred at 11.36 a.m. Monday with
epicentre in Jammu and Kashmir-Pakistan (Gilgit) border."

"The
magnitude of the quake was 5.8 on the Richter scale. Its coordinates were
latitude 36.8 degrees north and longitude 73.4 degrees east," he added.

More
than 40,000 people were killed in a major quake in parts of divided
Kashmir across the line of control (LOC) that occurred Oct 8, 2005.

The
2005 temblor measured 7.9 on the Richter scale.





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