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Natural disaster measuring 5.1 jolts J&K

Natural disaster measuring 5.1 jolts J&K”

The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, has been closed due to fresh snowfall since late Wednesday night. "The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 35 km near the Jammu and Kashmir-Xingjian border in the state's Ladakh region", a meteorological (MeT) department official said.

No reports of damages or casualties have been reported so far.

This comes a day after a moderate quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand causing tremors in the hill state and adjoining areas, including Delhi and NCR.

The epicentre may have been located some 111 km north east of Thang.

The tremor is considered moderate, India Meteorological Department told IANS.

On Wednesday, a 5.5 magnitude natural disaster had hit Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district at around 8.49 pm. "Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand", the Indian Met. Dept. tweet read.



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