An earthquake of moderate intensity, which lasted for a few seconds struck Jammu and Kashmir at 8.03 a.m. on Friday.

Sonam Lotus, director of the India Meteorological Department, Srinagar, said that mild or moderate quakes have been recurring in the region for nearly past three months, and experts were examining the causes behind these.

In Himachal Pradesh, the tremors occurred at 8.03 a.m. which lasted a few seconds after which people rushed out of their homes.

Tremors were also felt in the regions like Shimla, Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti, Kullu and Kangra districts. The tremors were also felt in Kangra and some other parts of the state on July 13.

JPN/Agencies

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