5.6 magnitude quake felt in Kashmir ValleyJuly 19th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) A 5.6 magnitude medium-intensity quake with its epicentre along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border was felt in the Kashmir Valley Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.
“A 5.6 magnitude tremor rocked the Kashmir Valley at 1.07 p.m. today (Thursday),” a met department official said.
The epicentre was located at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border at Latitude 36.1 degrees North and Longitude 73.1 degrees east, he said.
People in Srinagar and other towns of the Valley came out of their homes and offices when they felt the tremors.
Kashmir is situated in an earthquake-prone region. In October 2005, a 7.9 magnitude quake had killed more than 40,000 people in both halves of the state.
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