Earthquake today: Two separate quakes jolt hit Ladakh, J-K’s Kishtwar

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hit the Leh region in the wee hours of Tuesday, with the epicenter located at latitude 34.73 and longitude 77.07.

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Updated26 Dec 2023, 10:32 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hits Leh.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hits Leh.

Two separate earthquakes of mild intensity struck Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir early Tuesday, said officials, adding that the epicenter of the two quakes was in Ladakh's Leh district and Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district.

There were no immediate reports of any damage due to the tremors, they said.

According to the National Centre of Seismology (NCS), an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude occurred at 4.33 am in Ladakh. The depth of the earthquake was five kilometers below the surface of the earth at 34.73 degrees latitude and 77.07 degrees longitude, it said.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), NCS wrote, “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.5, Occurred on 26-12-2023, 04:33:54 IST, Lat: 34.73 & Long: 77.07, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: Leh, Ladakh, India.”

Another earthquake of 3.7 magnitude occurred was recorded at 1.10 am in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district. 

The depth of the quake was five km from the surface at 33.36 degrees latitude and 76.67 degrees longitude, the NCS said in another post.

 

(Disclaimer: This is a developing story. More details are awaited.)

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First Published:26 Dec 2023, 10:32 AM IST
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