5.8 magnitude earthquake felt in J&K

May 01, 2013, 13:04 IST | Agencies

A moderate intensity earthquake rocked Jammu and Kashmir today but there were no reports of any casualties so far.

"A tremor measuring 5.8 on the richter scale was recorded at 12.27 PM today," an official of the MET office said.

He said the epicentre of the earthquake was Baderwah area of the state and located 10 kms deep.

Tremors were felt around from 1227 hours to 1234 hours, officials said.

As per the intitial reports, about six buildings have suffered minor damages including 2 schools in Bhaderwah.

The tremor shook the buildings in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley, prompting the residents to come out.

Police said there are no reports of anyone getting hurt and any damage to the property due to the tremor in Srinagar.

Yeaterday, an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale had been felt in Bhaderwah and adjoining areas of Doda district. 

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