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2 killed as quake on Himachal-J&K border rocks north India

2 killed as quake on Himachal-J&K border rocks north India
Two person was killed and tremors were felt in the Indian capital and large parts of north India, including Srinagar, Jammu, Shimla and Chandigarh, following a 5.8-magnitude quake centred near the Jammu and Kashmir-Himachal Pradesh border Wednesday.

The casualty was reported near Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir.

‘The quake happened at 12.27 p.m. and measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. The epicentre was near Kishtwar town in the Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh border region,’ R.S. Dattatreya, director, Department of Seismology, India Meteorological Department (IMD), said.

‘It is a moderate tremor in Delhi and other northern regions. We ask the public not to panic,’ Dattatreya said.

‘The quake was 10 kilometres beneath the earth's surface ... the possibility of aftershocks is very minimal for such a low intensity quake,’ added L.S. Rathore, the IMD's director general (Meteorology).

In Jammu, an official of the Met department said: ‘The maximum impact of the quake was felt in Doda and Kishtwar districts.    


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