Earthquake of 3.9 magnitude rocks Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 25: A mild earthquake of 3.9 magnitude rocked summer capital Srinagar and its adjoining areas this afternoon, forcing people to come out of their houses, a weather office spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, the tremors, which were felt at 1255 hrs lasted a few seconds. People ran out of their houses in panic, he added.

The quake was epicentered at 34.1 North latitude and 74.3 East longitude, in Sonmarg area on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway in Ganderbal district.

However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported.

This was the second time in less than a week that tremors rocked the summer capital.

On February 20, a mild tremor of 2.9 magnitude rocked the city and its adjoining areas.


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