The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 5.4 earthquake in eastern Kashmir about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. According to preliminary reviews, the quake struck at a depth of 30 km, 18 kilometres from Gandoh Bhalessa village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district.
Dr OP Mishra, Director, National Center for Seismology said, “An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda today. Tremors might have been felt in HP, Chandigarh, Punjab and all adjoining areas. Maybe the aftershock will be of lesser magnitude than the main shock.”
Jammu and Kashmir saw strong earthquakes. The tremors were felt in various regions of northern India, including the national capital of Delhi and its surrounding territories.