Mild quake in Kashmir

March 16th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin  

Srinagar, March 16 (IANS) A mild tremor shook parts of the Kashmir Valley Sunday, causing panic. “An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 11.15 a.m.,” said Mohinder Singh, an officer at the weather office here.

The epicentre, according to Singh, was somewhere in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. “No loss of life or property has been reported,” Singh added.

According to reports reaching here, people in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian in south Kashmir panicked and ran out of their homes.

People in north Kashmir areas of Srinagar, Baramulla and Kupwara districts did not feel the shock.

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