Mild tremor felt in parts of Kashmir

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 16, 2008 10:35 hrs

Srinagar: A mild tremor shook parts of the Kashmir Valley on Sunday, causing panic.

“An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 11.15 am,” said Mohinder Singh, an officer at the weather office here.

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The epicentre, according to Singh, was somewhere in south Kashmir's Anantnag district. “No loss of life or property has been reported,” he added.

According to reports reaching here, people in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian in south Kashmir panicked and ran out of their homes.

People in the north Kashmir areas of Srinagar, Baramulla and Kupwara districts did not feel the shock.

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