Srinagar, Oct 6: A moderate intensity earthquake rock Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh Tuesday morning forcing people to rush out of their homes in panic, official sources said.
They said tremors measuring 5.1 on Richter Scale were felt at 0510 hrs this morning. People, some still in their sleep, rushed out of their houses in panic. However, there was no report of any loss of life or damage to property due to quake.
A Met department spokesman said its epicenter was in Ladakh region and its depth was 10 km inside the earth. He said its latitude was 34.36 degrees north and longitude 79.46 degrees east.
For the past one month about five tremors were felt in Ladakh region which was something unusual for the residents of UT.
Meanwhile, the UT government has also urged people not to panic and take proper precautions in case of quake.