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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolts Dushanbe in Tajikistan, strong tremors felt in Kashmir Valley

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit 341km ESE (east-southeast) of Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Tuesday.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 16, 2020 9:36 IST
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolts Dushanbe in Tajikistan, strong tremors felt in Kashmir Valley
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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolts Dushanbe in Tajikistan, strong tremors felt in Kashmir Valley (Representational image)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit 341km ESE (east-southeast) of Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Tuesday. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake struck at 7 am. Meanwhile, strong tremors were also felt in Kashmir valley at around 7:03 am. 

Officials said the moderate-intensity estimated earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir occurred at 7 a.m. on Tuesday which measured 5.8 on the Richter scale.

"The epicentre of the earthquake was in Tajikistan region and its depth was 100 Kilometres inside the surface of the earth.

"The co-ordinates of the quake are latitude 37.7 degrees north and longitude 72.3 degrees east.

"No report of any casualty or damage to property has been received from anywhere so far", officials said.

Seismologically, Kashmir is situated in a highly earthquake prone region.

Earthquakes have wreaked havoc in Kashmir in the past.

On October 8, 2005 an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale killed over 80,000 people on the two sides of the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

(With inputs from ANI)

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