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Earthquake of magnitude 5 hits Kashmir

An earthquake of magnitude 5 on the Richter scale hit Kashmir earlier this morning, but there were no reports of any loss of life or damage to property, officials said.

The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at 5.35 am, was at the Gorno Badakhshan, Tajikistan. Strong tremors were felt in Kashmir, causing panic among people.

Here are the complete details:

Magnitude: 5.0
Date & time: , May 5, 2022 at 5:35 a.m.
Depth: 108.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.49°N / 71.85°E (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan)
Antipode: 37.49°S / 108.15°W

Nearby towns and cities:
451km NNW of Gulmarg
468km NW of Srinagar

Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds, -6.7°C, humidity: 85%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ESE

Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)

Estimated released energy: 2 x 10^12 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT)

Via Kashmir Weather

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