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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

JK quake: 100 buildings damaged, 2 injured in Kishtwar

None  Kishtwar/Doda, August 04, 2013
First Published: 01:41 IST(4/8/2013) | Last Updated: 01:42 IST(4/8/2013)

More than 100 buildingswere damaged and two persons were injured when an earthquake of moderate intensity shook Kishtwar and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir today.

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The quake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, jolted Kishtwar and Doda districts in Jammu region and parts of the Valley at around 3.08 am, a day after a similar tremor had hit the region.

The quake lasted nine seconds and was followed by two aftershocks at 3.12 am and 4.12 am, Met officials said. Over 100 buildings, including government structures, developed cracks and two persons, including a jawan of the Shashatra Seema Bal, were injured in the quake in Kishtwar district, officials said.

A higher secondary school building and office of the Assistant Commissioner (Development) were among the structures damaged. Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, Ram Mandir, Shiv Mandir and the shrine of a sufi saint also developed cracks in Kishtwar.

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