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5.4 quake rocks J-K, tremors felt in Punjab, Haryana

IANS  Shima, August 02, 2013
First Published: 09:01 IST(2/8/2013) | Last Updated: 10:43 IST(2/8/2013)

An earthquake of moderate intensity, that lasted a few seconds, struck Jammu and Kashmir at 8:03 am on Friday.


No reports of loss of life or property were received, the MET office in Srinagar said.

The quake, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, struck at 33.5 degrees north latitude and longitude 75. 5 degrees east. Its epicenter lay in the Jammu and Kashmir region.  

Sonam Lotus, director of the India Meteorological Department, Srinagar, said mild or moderate quakes have been recurring in the region in the past nearly three months, and experts were examining the causes behind these.

The quake also shook some parts of Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana.

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