Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Earthquake in Kashmir Valley

Kashmir Valley rocked twice, no casualties

Two earthquakes of moderate intensity shook Kashmir Valley within three hours today but there were no reports of any casualty or damage.

"An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale rocked Northwest Kashmir at 1136 hrs," an official of the Disaster Management Cell said.

He said the epicentre of the quake was in Gilgit area in Pakistan.

Another tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale was experienced at 1356 hrs rpt 1356 hrs, the official said.

The two quakes caused panic but there were no reports of any casualty or damage to property, he said.

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and areas of Kashmir valley along the Line of Control, located in highly active Siesmic Zone V, were devastated by a 7.6-magnitude temblor in October 2005.

The monster quake killed over 75,000 people in PoK and 1300 in the Valley.

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