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Earthquake hits Hindukush region; tremors felt in J&K

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 14:33

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale hit the Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan on Thursday.

This is for the second time that a moderate earthquake has hit the Hindukush region in less than a week.

Mild Tremors were felt in Jammu & Kashmir.

No major damage and casualties have been reported so far.

Two earthquakes, one with a 6.3 magnitude, with its epicentre in the Hindukush region in Afghanistan, on July 12 had shook some northern parts of the country, including the Kashmir Valley, causing panic among the residents.

Kashmir falls in the highly earthquake prone Seismic Zone V. It had experienced a 7.4 magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005, which flattened many parts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as well as Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

First Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 13:40
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