Seven earthquakes hit J-K in three days, says NCS

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An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 on the Richter scale hits Katra in Jammu and Kashmir at 3.28 am on Friday, quoting the National Center for Seismology (NCS) Live Mint reported.

The depth of the earthquake was 5 Km below the ground.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.4, Occurred on 26-08-2022, 03:28:33 IST, Lat: 33.17 & Long: 75.57, Depth: 5 Km, Location: 62km ENE of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir,” NCS tweeted.

This is the seventh earthquake that occurred in the region in the past three days, reads the report.

According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), a 4.1 magnitude of earthquake hit Katra, Jammu and Kashmir at 11:04 pm. The quake hit at latitude 33.20 degrees north and longitude 75.56 degrees east at a depth of 5 km.

The second earthquake occurred at 11:52 pm on Wednesday. The depth of the earthquake was 5 Km below the ground.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.2, Occurred on 24-08-2022, 23:52:45 IST, Lat: 33.05 & Long: 75.58, Depth: 5 Km , Location: 60km E of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir,” NCS had tweeted.

And, similar tremors were felt on Tuesday as well. Four earthquakes jolted J-K’s Katra in less than six hours.

The first earthquake hit east of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir at 2:20 am on Tuesday. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground. The magnitude of the first quake was 3.9 on the Richter scale.

The second earthquake of 2.6 magnitude occurred 9.5 km northeast of Doda in Jammu region at 3.21 am. The third quake of 2.8 magnitude occurred 29 km east of Udhampur in Jammu region at 3.44 am on Tuesday, as per the report.

The fourth earthquake of 2.9 magnitude occurred 26 km south east of Udhampur at 8:03 am.

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