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4.9 earthquake jolts parts of Jammu and Kashmir

July 09, 2014 01:00 IST

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Gilgit late on Tuesday night and resultant mild tremors were felt in Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The quake struck Gilgit at 21.06 hours, Indian Meteorological department said.

However, no report of any casualty or damage to property has been reported so far in Doda and Kishtwar where the quake was measured 2.3 on the Richter scale, according to local meteorological department.

"An earthquake of magnitude of 4.9 was recorded on the Richter Scale at 9.05 PM in the Kashmir region with its Latitude 36.2 North and Longitude 74.0 East with a depth of 97 km," said Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, and Ministry of Earth Sciences.


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