Moderate Quake Rocks J&K; No Casualties

20 February 2009
The Hindu


Srinagar: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning. The quake was felt at 9.19 am in several parts of the state, including capital Srinagar, and areas bordering Pakistan, Met office said in New Delhi. No casualty or damage was immediately reported, it said. The epicentre lay in the Indo-Pak border region. The tremors, which were also felt in several parts of Jammu division, triggered panic among the people. The intensity of the tremors was more in border districts of Rajouri and Poonch, official sources said, adding the quake was also felt in hilly areas of Kathua, Doda, Ramban and Udhampur in Jammu division.