Kashmir: Fresh tremor rocks Bhaderwah, Kishtwar



Jammu: A low intensity tremor on Friday shook Kishtwar, Bhaderwah Valley and adjoining areas of Doda district triggering panic among the people. The quake, measuring 3.7 on the Richter Scale shook Kishtwar, Baderwah valley and adjoining areas of Doda district at 7.08 AM on Friday, a MeT Department official said.

The epicentre of the earthquake was Kishtwar area of the state, he said. However, there was no immediate report of any casualty or injury from anywhere.

This was the 16th tremor in Bhaderwah-Doda-Kishtwar belt during the past four days with maximum 11 on Wednesday. While one tremor struck Bhadwerwah on April 31, 11 on May 1, three on Thursday and one today.

Two persons, including a shepherd, were killed and 69 others got injured when scores of buildings were damaged due to repeated tremors that shook Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

A tremor measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale was recorded at 12.27 PM and subsequent 10 other aftershocks continued till 3.02 PM on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in twin district of Kishtwar and Doda.

As per initial reports, over 150 buildings, including schools, hospital, government buildings and private houses, suffered partial damages in Bhaderwah belt, while 220 houses were cracked and suffered minor damages in Thanala village on Bhaderwah-Chamba border belt due to the tremors.

The important buildings which suffered major damages included All India Radio building, Bhaderwah development Authority (BDA) building, Hopsital, Higher secondary school, they said.

PTI