Kashmir: An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale struck Kashmir on Tuesday.

The tremors were felt at 10:17 PM and lasted several seconds. The epicentre of the earthquake was at a depth of 40 kilometres in northwestern Kashmir, 118 kilometres from Srinagar.

Earlier in the evening, an earthquake of magnitude 3.8 struck Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. The tremors were felt in the evening. No reports of injuries or any damage to property were reported.

The tremors were also felt in several parts of Chamba district at 3:51 PM, a Meteorological Department official told. The epicentre of the quake was the Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir. Chamba was earlier twice hit by mild earthquakes on January 12 and January 22.

On February 2, an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude on Richter scale struck Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The tremors were felt across Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

As per the USGS, the epicentre of the quake was in Jarm (Hindu Kush), Afghanistan about 211 km below the earth surface.

Initial reports suggest that no damage or casualties have been reported from any of the areas hit by the quake.