An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale hit the region near Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday but there were no reports of casualties or damage to properties.
An official of the state disaster management department said, "The tremor occurred at 8.09 am. Its coordinates are latitude 36.7 north and longitude 74.5 east." The depth of the earthquake was 106 km.
As per the latitude and longitude, the area where the earthquake hit is directly north of Gilgit, near the Khunjerab Sab in the Karakoram Mountains.
Earthquakes have wreaked havoc in the state in the past.
Over 80,000 people were killed on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) by an earthquake that occurred on October 8, 2005.