Two moderate intensity quakes hit Kashmir

Last Updated: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 14:39

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley was jolted by
two moderate intensity earthquakes within a span of 10 hours
on Sunday but there was no reports of damage, official said.

The first tremor, measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale
was felt at 2.37 am followed by another tremor of 4.7
magnitude at 12.18 pm, officials said.

The tremors rattled Srinagar and other parts of the
Valley, prompting the people to rush out. So far, there was no
report of any casualty or damage, officials said.

The first tremor had its epicentre in Hindukush
mountain range in Afghanistan. The location of epicentre was
36.5 north (Latitude) and 70.7 east (Longitude), they said.

The officials said the epicentre of second tremor was
in Manshera area of Pakistan with coordinates of 34.8 north
latitude and 72.9 east Longitude.

Kashmir Valley, which lies in the highly
earthquake-prone Seismic Zone V, has experienced three tremors
in past 36 hours.

A devastating earthquake of 7.4 magnitude had
flattened the border areas of the Valley on October 8, 2005,
leaving more than 1,300 persons dead and many more injured.


First Published: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 14:39

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