Moderate tremors felt in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A moderate intensity earthquake woke residents up in the middle of the night in Kashmir but there were no reports of any damage caused by the tremor.

An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale was experienced in Kashmir at 1.35 AM, an official of the MET department said here today. The official said the epicentre of the tremor was at a depth of 220 kilometres in Hindukush region of Afghanistan. The tremor woke people from their sleep and made them rush out of their homes to safety, police officials said.

They said there were no reports of any damage due to the earthquake so far.