KL NEWS NETWORK
The tremors felt by Kashmir were stronger than 2005 earthquake that decimated lives and properties across Kashmir, especially in border town, Uri.
On October 8, 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook the Kashmir region along with sections of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. More than 80,000 people perished as a result of the quake, while an estimated 4 million others were left homeless.
On Monday, nearly 10 years later, the earthquake that shook that valley was measured 7.7 on Richter Scale, 0.1 faction stronger than the one that struck Kashmir in 2005.
It is pertinent to mention here that Kashmir is situated in earthquake prone zone falling in Seismic zone 5.