Moderate Earthquake in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar and other parts of the valley were jolted by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake on Monday afternoon, an official said. Sonam Lotus, the director of the local weather office, said: 'An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit Srinagar and other parts of the valley at 3.19 p.m. 'The quake was of moderate intensity with its epicentre in the Hindukush region at latitude 36.5 degrees north and longitude 17.9 degrees east,' she said. The tremors were felt by residents of Srinagar, but no loss of life or property has been reported so far.
Mild tremors were felt in parts of Rajasthan including the state capital of Jaipur this afternoon. The tremors were felt around 1515 Hrs today but no loss to life or property was reported from anywhere, Police and Mateorology Centre said here ''Moderate earthquake of 5.7 magnitude--with epicentre 36.5 N,70.9 E Hindukush region--shaken parts of Afghanisatan and adjoining areas at 1518 Hrs this afternoon,'' the Mat office sources said adding that only mild impact of that quake was felt here in Jaipur.