Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 hits Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra

An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 hit Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra on early Friday morning, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 17-02-2023, 05:01:49 IST, Lat: 33.10 & Long: 75.97, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 97km E of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir,” tweeted National Center for Seismology.

There was, however,  no casualty or damage to property reported from anywhere.

Earlier on February 13, earthquake tremors were felt in the early morning in the state of Sikkim. According to the National Center for Seismology, earthquake tremors occurred at Yuksom in Sikkim at 4.15 am. Its intensity was recorded at 4.3 magnitude on the Richter scale.

The Katra earthquake comes in the wake of the earthquakes in Syria which have claimed 44000 lives so far.