Earthquake jolts Parts of Jammu and Kashmir

An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Sonam Lotus, Director of the MET Department, said the quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and occurred at 6.55 p.m.

“The coordinates of the quake were latitude 38.4 degrees north and longitude 73.8 degrees east.

The epicentre was in Tajikistan-Xinjiang region,” Lotus said.

No loss of life or damage to property was reported in Kashmir, which is located in a seismologically vulnerable zone.

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