New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter Scale hit the Jammu and Kashmir-Himachal Pradesh (Chamba) Border Region at 12:10 PM on Monday.
Tremors were felt in northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. Some reports of the quake have been received from Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad in Pakistan.
The epicentre of the earthquake falls in the Kashmir-India Border Region at a depth of 12 km, Pakistan Meteorological Department stated. However, after half an hour, at 12:40 PM, another earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hit the same region.
On Sunday, a 4.9 magnitude earthquake jolted Chenab valley in Jammu and Kashmir that hit areas like Doda, Bhadarwah, Kishtwar, Gandoh, Bhallesa, and Thathri. There have been no reports on casualties or damage so far.