5.3-magnitude earthquake hits Jammu and Kashmir

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. While the epicentre of the earthquake is yet to be confirmed, News agency ANI quoted IMD as saying that it occurred at 8.13 pm.

5.3-magnitude earthquake hits Jammu and Kashmir
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An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. News agency ANI quoted IMD as saying that it occurred at 8.13 pm.

An official of the Indian Meteorological Department said that the epicentre of the earthquake was at the depth of 10 km at a latitude of 34.3 degrees north and longitude of 78.3 degrees east.

There were no reports of any loss of life or damage to property so far, the official said.