Quake jolts Valley
Srinagar, Mar 21: An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 Monday hit Kashmir valley, prompting people to rush out of buildings fearing repeat of the 2005 tremor which devastated several border areas of the valley.
The tremor with its epicentre in the Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan occurred around 3.20 PM and lasted for three seconds, Met officials said.
The jolt was felt in almost all parts of the valley including Srinagar.
There was no report of any damage due to the tremor, officials said.
The tremors were also felt in some parts of Rajasthan including the state capital Jaipur.
Mild tremors were also felt in parts of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jalandhar in Punjab, officials said, adding there was, however, no report of any casualty
Lastupdate on : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:00:00 IST
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