Three Minor Quakes Jolt Kishtwar

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Three minor earthquakes, measuring between 4.8 and 3.8 on the Richter scale, shook the Kishtwar region of Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday.

The first tremor, measuring 4.4, had its epicentre at latitude 33.3 degrees North and longitude 76.1 degrees East and occurred at 0128 hours at a focal depth of 10 km, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The second measured 4.8 on the Richter scale and had its epicentre at latitude 33.4 degrees North and longitude 75.8 degrees East at a depth of 10 km. It occurred at 0130 hours.

The third occurred an hour later at 0231 hours and measured 3.8. It had its epicentre at latitude 33.3 degrees North and longitude 75.9 degrees East, also at a depth of 10 km.

However no reports of damage were reported from the area.

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