Four medium intensity tremors with magnitudes ranging between 4.7 and 5.5 hit Jammu and Kashmir in a span of less than two hours on Monday night, the National Centre for Seismology said. The first quake with a magnitude of 4.7 hit at 10:42 pm, followed by one measuring 5.5 six minutes later. The two occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres.
The third quake measuring 4.6 hit at 10:58 pm, followed by the fourth one at 11:20 pm with a magnitude of 5.4.
The third and fourth quakes occurred at the depth of 36 kilometres and 63 kilometres respectively. There was no immediate reports of casualty and damage to properties.
Separately, a quake with a magnitude of 5 hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at 10:29 pm. Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and Nicobar Islands witness high seismological activities.
On December 20, massive tremors were felt in several parts of North India, including Delhi and National Capital Region, after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in the Hindukush region in Afghanistan. The tremors were felt for few seconds. Many people shared videos of swinging ceiling fans and chandeliers on social media. So far no casualty or damage has been reported.
Tremors were also felt in many parts of Pakistan. Among the cities where tremors were felt were Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Murree, Mansehra, Battagram, Chiniot, and Gilgit-Baltistan, DawnNewsTV reported. According to officials, the centre of earthquake was in Hindukush region of Afghanistan.