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Tremor jolts Jammu and Kashmir, no damage reported

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 12:53

Srinagar: A slight-intensity tremor rocked Jammu and Kashmir Saturday morning, but no loss of life or property has been reported so far.

A Met department official said a tremor measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale was felt at 3.51 am.

"The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Jammu and Kashmir region with coordinates 34.2 north (latitude) and 77.9 east (longitude). No loss of life or property has been reported from anywhere so far," the official said.

Seismologically, Jammu and Kashmir is situated in an earthquake-vulnerable region where temblors have wreaked havoc in the past.

In October 2005, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed over 40,000 people in Indian and Pakistani administered parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

First Published: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 09:46
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