Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 hits Kishtawar area of Jammu and Kashmir

A mild earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter Scale shook the Kishtawar region of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Wednesday,  the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported. The seismic event occurred at 08:53 am, with its epicenter situated at 33.34 latitude and 76.70 longitude, at a depth of 5 km.

Residents in the affected area felt the tremors at approximately 2:19 am. Fortunately, there have been no significant reports of damage or injuries resulting from the earthquake. 

The NCS confirmed the occurrence through an official statement, stating, “Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 16-01-2024, 08:53:53 IST, Lat: 33.34 & Long: 76.70, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Jammu & Kashmir, India.”

As of now, the situation appears to be under control, and authorities continue to monitor the aftermath of the seismic activity in the region.