Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale on Sunday hit the Ladakh region. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the quake occurred at 10.54 am at a depth of 10 kilometres. The tremor lasted for a few seconds.
The official said the epicenter of the earthquake was in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The tremor sparked panic among the people who rushed out of their houses, a police official said, adding there was no immediate report of any casualty or damage.
(With inputs from agencies)