Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hits Kishtwar

Kishtwar: An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hit Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Tuesday at 10:42 a.m.

As per the National Center for Seismology, New Delhi, on April 18 at about 10:42 hours (IST), an earthquake of moderate category with 5.0 magnitude orange stage occurred in the state. No loss or damage has been reported by Director General of Police Control Room so far.

On February 7, the earthquake, which had its epicentre in Uttarakhand, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, rattled residents of Delhi and rest of north India, creating panic and leading office workers to evacuate buildings, the IMD had said.

Last month, another earthquake was reported in Manipur. While there were no reports of any damage to life or property, tremors were strong enough to create panic among public and making them run out of their homes into open grounds and stay there for a long time fearing aftershocks. Fearing stronger aftershocks, people were not willing to take any chances as recent quakes in Nepal and Italy wreaked havoc with a huge human toll and also a huge loss of property.

The earthquake that had hit Ukhrul was measured at 4.1 magnitudes on the Richter scale.

The north-east region of the country has been shaken regularly over the last year.