Srinagar: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale occurred on Friday night in Jammu and Kashmir, triggering panic among the people who rushed outside their homes and called their loved ones to enquire about their wellbeing.
The high-intensity earthquake occurred 22:34:40IST.
The epicentre of the 6.3 earthquake was in Tajikistan, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The earthquake had a depth of 74 kilometres with latitude 38.00 degrees north and longitude 75.58 degrees east, a meteorological department official said.
There was no immediate report of any casualty in the earthquake which caused panic among the people who rushed out of their houses. There were reports of some minor damages to some houses.
The tremor was also felt in Pakistan, China and some other countries.