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Quake jolts Kashmir Valley, no casualties

An earthquake of modern intensity shook Kashmir Valley today sparking panic among residents but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2012 19:47 IST

An earthquake of modern intensity shook Kashmir Valley on Sunday sparking panic among residents but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.

The quake, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, struck at 17:41pm and lasted nearly 10 seconds, officials said.

Terrified residents rushed out of their houses but there were no reports of any damage to property or casualties, they said.

The epicentre of the tremor was in Hindukush region of Afghanistan.

On October 8, 2005, a devastating earthquake flattened vast swathes of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and many hamlets in the Valley along the LoC, killing thousands of people.