A medium-intensity earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted J&K on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or property damage from anywhere.
Residents in Srinagar felt the earthquake and some fled their homes in fear. According to official sources, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck J&K at 11:19 a.m., with latitude 36.54 degrees north and longitude 71.13 degrees east.
“The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region and its depth was 220 kms inside the earth.
Earthquakes have wreaked havoc in Kashmir in the past because the region is seismically sensitive.
On October 8, 2005, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Kashmir, killing over 48,000 people on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC).