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Earthquake of 3.5 magnitude hits J&K’s Katra

The quake struck Katra, which houses the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Trikuta Hills at 7.52 am, reports quoted officials as saying.

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Jammu: An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on Richter scale hit East-North-East of Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, National Center for Seismology (NCS) said on Thursday.

The quake struck Katra, which houses the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Trikuta Hills at 7.52 am, reports quoted officials as saying.

The epicentre was at a depth of 10 km.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5, Occurred on 08-09-2022, 07:52:56 IST, Lat: 33.14 & Long: 75.58, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 62km ENE of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, India,” NSE said in a tweet.

National Center for Seismology (NCS) is the nodal agency of the Government of India for monitoring of earthquake activity in the country.

Recently, a powerful earthquake with magnitude 6.8 struck China’s Sichuan province killing around 65 people and injuring 248.

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