4 Earthquakes Jolt Kashmir

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Srinagar, June 11: Four earthquakes including one of 5.9 magnitude jolted Indian administered Kashmir on Monday. However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported.

“Three of the four tremors were felt within an hour this morning while the fourth was recorded in the afternoon,” Head of the disaster Management in Kashmir, Aamir Ali said.

“Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred at 10:32am and 10:59am respectively. The epicentre of the two tremors was in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan,” he said.

The official said a third tremor measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale and with epicentre in the same region, was experienced at 2:02pm.

Another tremor, measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale, was recorded at 10:05am. “The epicenter of the earthquake was along Sikkim-Nepal border,” he said.

No loss of life or damage to property was reported from anywhere in the Valley due to the tremors.

Kashmir was hit by a tremblor in October 2005 and over 70,000 people were killed in Indian administered and Pakistan administered Kashmir. Most of the casualties took place in Pakistan administered Kashmir.

Fayaz Wani reports on life in Srinagar, Kashmir.