5.1 magnitude natural disaster jolts Jammu and Kashmir

Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hits Vietnam J&K

A moderate intensity quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale hit Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region in the early hours of today, MeT officials said here.

Yesterday, an quake of 5.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale jolted Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday.

According to the ground reports, the road link that connects Ladakh region with Kashmir Valley remains blocked due to heavy snowfall in nearby areas. As per some reports, some high-rise buildings shook as the tremors struck.

EMSC located the epicentre between the hill shrine of Kedarnath and the town of Pipalkoti in Uttarakhand.

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The 434 km-long Srinagar-Leh highway has been closed due to continuous heavy snowfall in the region for the past 24 hours.

As soon as tremors were felt, residents in various parts of Uttarakhand and other parts of north India.

On Wednesday, a 3.5 magnitude natural disaster hit Rajkot, Rapar districts of Gujarat.

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