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Quake of magnitude 5.1 hits Jammu and Kashmir

Quake of magnitude 5.1 hits Jammu and Kashmir

An natural disaster measuring 5.1 richter jolted Jammu and Kashmir early on Thursday morning.

"A moderate intensity quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 4.59 am today", IANS quoted sources in the disaster management department as saying.

Moreover, tremors lasting a few seconds were also felt in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh and Punjab. Official confirmation from the geological department on exact location and depth of epicentre is still awaited.

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The natural disaster struck at Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, at a depth of 30 kilometres, the India Meteorological Department said on its website.

EMSC located the epicentre between the hill shrine of Kedarnath and the town of Pipalkoti in Uttarakhand.

This was the second quake in Uttarakhand within a span of 24 hours. On Tuesday, a moderate intensity natural disaster of 3.3 magnitudes was reported in the state.


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