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Magnitude 4.9 quake hits Kashmir valley

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rock the Kashmir Valley on Saturday morning, even as no report of loss of life or property was reported from anywhere so far.



Srinagar: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rock the Kashmir Valley on Saturday morning, even as no report of loss of life or property was reported from anywhere so far.
"The magnitude of the earthquake was 4.9 on the Richter scale and it occurred at 3.09 am (IST). Its epicentre was in Hindu Kush mountain range of Afghanistan. The location was 36.58 north (Longitude) and 70.93 east (Latitude)," Amir Ali, in-charge of the disaster management cell at the provincial headquarters, said.
Hindu Kush is an 800 km (500 mile) mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.

IANS

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