Earthquake hits Kishtwar, Ladakh; no loss reported

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 on the Richter Scale hit the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Tuesday.

The earthquake occurred at around 1:10 am at a depth of 5 km.

The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) in a post on X said, “Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.7, Occurred on 26-12-2023, 01:10:26 IST, Lat: 33.36 & Long: 76.67, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Kishtwar, Jammu & Kashmir, India.”

Hours later, another earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale hit the Leh region of Ladakh at around 4.33 am at a depth of 5 km.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.5, Occurred on 26-12-2023, 04:33:54 IST, Lat: 34.73 & Long: 77.07, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: Leh, Ladakh, India,” the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said in another post.

However, no loss of life or property was reported. — (KIMS)