Earthquake of magnitute 5.6 hits Jammu and Kashmir

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Earthquake of magnitute 5.6 hits Jammu and Kashmir
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New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the earthquake struck 118 km north-west of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

People rushed out of their homes as buildings swayed in Srinagar, a local told Zee News.

Several persons took to social media to report about the earthquake. 

According to emerging reports, the tremors were felt in parts of Pakistan too.

Some Twitterati reported feeling mild tremors in Chandigarh too.