Earthquake of 4.4 magnitude hits Jammu and Kashmir

ST Staff
Saturday, 27 June 2020

The NCS further stated that quakes were felt 332 km north-east of Hanle district in Jammu & Kashmir, at 12:32 pm in the afternoon. As per reports, no fatalities or loss of property has been caused due to the earthquake.

An earthquake of 4.4 magnitudes, on the Richter scale on Saturday, hit the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. The earthquake was categorized under 'mild intensity,' said National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

The NCS further stated that quakes were felt 332 km north-east of Hanle district in Jammu & Kashmir, at 12:32 pm in the afternoon. As per reports, no fatalities or loss of property has been caused due to the earthquake.

Prior to this incident, the NCS data noted that another mild intensity earthquake of 3.0 magnitudes on the richter scale had occurred in Jammu & Kashmir on June 14. Tremors of this earthquake could be felt 90 km east of Katra district of J&K, stated the report by NCS.

Since the beginning of 2020, multiple earthquake tremors have been felt in different parts of North India. Recent quakes have been felt in places like Delhi, Gujarat and Mizoram. Delhi experienced more over a single jolt in recent days. The NCS also reported a mild intensity earthquake of 2.8 magnitudes on the richter scale, that was felt on Wednesday, in the Rohtak district of Haryana. 8 other quakes have taken place in Rohtak in the recent past.

Lately, Delhi and its adjacent NCR regions including Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Noida have felt back to back 18 low to mild intensity quakes.

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