Earthquake With 5.8 Magnitude Hits Kashmir

Publish On: 16 Jun, 2020 11:21 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

SRINAGAR: An Earthquake with a moderate intensity hit Kashmir on Tuesday, June 16. Authorities informed that no casualty or damage to property has been received from anywhere so far.

As per the officials, the earthquake happened around 7:00 am today and measured 5.8 on the Richter scale.

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The officials further said, "The epicentre of the earthquake was in Tajikistan region and its depth was 100 Kilometres inside the surface of the earth."

They also revealed the coordinates as they said, "The coordinates of the quake are latitude 37.7 degrees north and longitude 72.3 degrees east."

"No report of any casualty or damage to property has been received from anywhere so far", they concluded.

As per seismology, Kashmir is one area which is located in a region majorly prone to earthquakes.

National calamity like earthquakes has also previously wreaked havoc in Kashmir. 

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Back in the year 2005, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale hit Kashmir and led to the death of more than 80,000 people belonging to both the sides of the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.