Tremors felt in Jammu Kashmir and northern parts of India. Tremors were very scary, people still in fear. No casualty or damage to property reported yet. But Wahid Bhat our correspondent in Ganderbal, Jammu Kashmir told us that, he never experiences such earthquake in his life, everyone came out of their houses.
As per the information received so far, A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 on the Richter scale occurred in Jammu and Kashmir, triggering panic among the people who rushed outside their homes and called their loved ones to enquire about their wellbeing.
The high-intensity earthquake occurred at 22:10:27IST. The earthquake was at the latitude 36.09 degrees north and longitude 71.35 degrees east, a meteorological department official here said. The epicentre was Hindu Kush Region, he said.
There was no immediate report of any damage in the earthquake which caused panic among the people who rushed out of their houses.
Wahid told Ground Report that everyone is disturbed, we felt strong tremors for more than 2 minutes, birds were making weird sounds in the valley.
As per the information received so far, mobile towers are damaged in Jammu & Kashmir.
People in Delhi also felt strong tremors everyone came out of their houses.
According to reports, the earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale hit countries including Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan
The epicenter is believed to be 90 km from Kalafgan in Afghanistan.
2005 earthquake in Kashmir
The 2005 Kashmir earthquake, also known as the South Asia earthquake or the Pakistan earthquake, was a powerful earthquake that occurred on October 8, 2005.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was located in the Himalayan region of northern Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
The earthquake caused widespread damage in the region, including in Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. The death toll from the earthquake is estimated to be over 80,000, with many more people injured and millions left homeless.
The earthquake triggered landslides and caused significant damage to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and buildings. The response to the earthquake was complicated by the difficult terrain of the affected areas and the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan in the region.
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