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Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017
An official of Indian Meteorological Department said that a moderate intensity quake measuring 5.0 on Richter occurred around 2.28 a.m. with its epicenter in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Kashmir is located in a highly sensitive seismological area and temblors have caused a great deal of damage to this part of the world, in the past.
Over 80,000 people here died in a massive earthquake that had struck both Kashmir and Pakistan occupied parts of Kashmir on 8th October, 2005. The magnitude of the 2005 quake was 7.6 on the Richter scale.