4.1-magnitude quake hits J&K

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Jammu: An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 struck Jammu and Kashmir early Sunday morning, National Center for Seismology said.

The earthquake struck at 5.15 am, with a depth of 5 km.

The latitude and longitude were reported to be 35.06 and 74.49.

“Earthquake of Magnitude: 4.1, Occurred on 30-04-2023, 05:15:34 IST, Lat: 35.06 & Long: 74.49, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Jammu and Kashmir, India (sic),” National Center for Seismology said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, an official spokesman in a statement issued here said that the J&K administration had decided to set up state-of-art Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) in all 20 districts to minimise the damage caused by natural disasters as it falls in a high seismic zone, and is also highly prone to flood damage.

The process of construction of the EOC has been started in Budgam district which would have a complete disaster management plan under National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) 2019 and it would be implemented in all districts.

The J&K government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NDMA, Government of India, for the implementation of an Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) to coordinate disaster calls in Dial No 112.

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