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Quake rocks Jammu & Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 8 :

A medium-intensity tremor measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rocked Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday evening but no damage was reported from anywhere, officials said.

“A medium intensity earthquake was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir at 9.06 p.m. The earthquake measured 4.9 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Gilgit region,” a Met department official told IANS.

People in many residential areas of Srinagar came out of their homes in panic when the tremor occurred.

No damage was reported from anywhere till last reports came in, according to an official of the provincial administration.

On Oct 8, 2005, a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale killed 40,000 people in Indian and Pakistan-administered parts of Kashmir.

(IANS)