5.7 quake rocks Kashmir

Srinagar: A quake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked the Kashmir Valley Wednesday afternoon. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported from anywhere yet.

An official of the weather office here told that “a moderate intensity earthquake occurred here 2.44 p.m. today”.

The epicentre of the quake lay in the Hindu Kush Mountains in the Pakistan-Afghanistan region.

The Kashmir Valley is situated in an earthquake-prone region where tremors in the past have wreaked havoc. On Oct 6, 2005, a quake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale killed more than 40,000 people on the two sides of the Line of Control (LoC) in the divided Kashmir.

– IANS

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.