SRINAGAR: A moderate-force earthquake tremor occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday (October 6) estimating 5.1 on the Richter scale, authorities said. No losses or damages to property has been reported from anywhere so far.
An authority of the MET office stated, “An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale occurred at 5.13 a.m. on Monday. The coordinates of the quake are latitude 34.36 degrees north and longitude 79.46 degrees east. The epicentre was in Ladakh region and its depth was 10 km inside the earth”.
Light intensity earthquakes have been happening intermittently in Jammu and Kashmir during the most recent one month with central points in the Ladakh-Tibet district.
Seismologically, J&K is situated in an earthquake-prone region where temblors have wrought devastation in the past.
On October 8, 2005, a quake estimating 7.6 on the Richter scale slaughtered in excess of 80,000 individuals on the different sides of the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.