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J&K records 13 tremors in five days

Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude shakes J&K, epicenter in Punjab
J&K records 13 tremors in five days

SRINAGAR: Two mild earthquakes struck Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

The tremors of magnitude 2.9 and 3.4 were reported within a span of over four-and-a-half hours in the morning, they said.

With this, a total of 13 earthquakes having mild intensity had hit the Doda, Kishtwar, Katra (Reasi), and Udhampur districts of the Jammu province since Tuesday. There was no report of any loss of life or damage to property, the officials said.

They said the epicenter of the first earthquake, which occurred at 4.32 am, was 26 kilometers southwest of Bhaderwah town at the latitude of 32.87 degrees north and a longitude of 75.46 degrees east at a depth of 10 km.

It was followed by another tremor at 9.06 am, five km southeast of Doda town. The quake hit at a latitude of 33.10 degrees north and a longitude of 75.57 degrees east at a depth of five km, the officials said. (PTI)


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J&K records 13 tremors in five days