In two consecutive days, the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir saw a series of earthquakes in a matter of few hours.
On Wednesday night, two earthquakes, of magnitudes 4.1 and 3.2, hit Jammu and Kashmir but no loss of live or damage to property was reported.
The epicentre of the quakes was 62 kilometers northeast of Katra area in Jammu region at a depth of 5 kilometers, oficials said.
On Tuesday, six earthquakes jolted Jammu and Kashmir but there was no report of loss of life or damage to any property. The quakes hit Katra, Doda, Udhampur and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
The epicentre of the first quake, which occurred at 2.20 am, was 61 km east of Katra area in Jammu region, they said.
The officials said the quake hit at latitude 33.07 degrees north and longitude 75.58 degrees east at a depth of 10 km.
The second earthquake of 2.6 magnitude occurred 9.5 km north east of Doda in Jammu region at 3.21 am, they said. The quake hit at latitude 33.23 degrees north and longitude 75.56 degrees east at a depth of 5 km.
The third quake of 2.8 magnitude occurred 29 km east of Udhampur in Jammu region at 3.44 am on Tuesday, they said. The quake hit at latitude 32.89 degrees north and longitude 75.45 degrees east at a depth of 10 km.
The fourth earthquake of 2.9 magnitude occurred 26 km south east of Udhampur at 8.03 am, officials said.
It occurred at latitude 32.83 degrees north and longitude 75.40 degrees east at a depth of 5 km.
On 20 August, an earthquake of 5.2 magnitude hit Lucknow and several adjoining districts in the early hours of Saturday.
There were no reports of loss of life, they said.
According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake struck at 1.12 am. Its epicentre was in Nepal’s Bahraich district at a depth of 82 km.
With PTI inputs
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