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Earthquake jolts Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR: A moderate intensity quake jolted Kashmir Valley Wednesday evening, but no damage to life or property was reported from anywhere, officials said. "

Published: 05th January 2012 12:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:08 PM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR: A moderate intensity quake jolted Kashmir Valley Wednesday evening, but no damage to life or property was reported from anywhere, officials said.

"A quake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale occurred in the Valley at 10.01 p.m. this evening.

"The epicentre of the quake was in south Kashmir area with its coordinates 33.7 degrees north and 73 degrees east.

"No damage to life or property has been reported from anywhere so far," Amir Ali, in charge of the disaster management cell at the divisional office, said here.

More than 40,000 people were killed across the divided Kashmir in a 7.8 magnitude temblor in October 2005.

Earthquake scientists have already warned of a mega quake which could result in massive landslides and destruction in the Valley.

The so-called doomsday predictions about a possible mega quake in Kashmir are largely attributed to the study of Roger Bilham, a US geo-physicist.



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