According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck Doda in Jammu and Kashmir on June 13 in the afternoon. The earthquake reportedly caused many buildings to sustain damage and forced residents to get away from their homes in fear.
According to Arif Hussain, Sarpanch of Panchayat Hiloor Kuntwara, as many as 21 homes had broken in the Panchayat Hiloor of Kuntwara in Kishtwar. Thankfully, no fatalities have been documented.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police and local citizens are both helping with the rescue operations. Teams are working nonstop to get residents out of their houses since so many of the buildings are hazardous to live in. Today's earthquake, which occurred at around 1:34 PM, caused multiple structures in the area to experience substantial fractures.
Although Sarpanch Arif Hussain said that no buildings in his panchayat had been harmed, he conceded that other nearby mountainous villages had. Over the past 30 minutes, rescue efforts have been focused on Panchayat Shandri, where at least 25 homes have developed cracks. 19 buildings, predominantly residences, in Panchayat Sangna have also been affected.
The earthquakes were reported in nearby Pakistan as well as Delhi and other regions of north India.
The 5.4 magnitude earthquake, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), occurred in the area around 1:33 PM. Doda served as its focal point. It said that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km.
The earthquakes caused several of the structures in Doda's Bhaderwah town to develop fractures. A ward of the sub-district hospital saw a fake ceiling collapse. An official reported that some of the debris hit hospital ward patients who were recovering. According to him, the victims have been relocated to a secure area and are receiving medical care at a hospital emergency room.
Ghata Bhaderwah resident Azim Malik said that the earthquakes caused damage to his home. Malik told PTI, "It was a strong earthquake, and cracks have appeared in my house."
Teachers were spotted comforting some of the youngsters who were weeping as they congregated in fields in the Bhaderwah valley, where panicked students had collected. Doda officials reported that they are evaluating the earthquake's damage. About 150 kilometres from Doda in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba, tremors were also detected there.
Shimla resident Nandini reported that the earthquakes caused the items in her kitchen to tremble. In other areas of Punjab and Haryana, the earthquake was also felt, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage. The tremors were slight, and I felt them while seated on a chair, according to Chandigarh resident Baldev Chand.
"The earthquake scared school children. People in shops rushed out. It was scary. This was more intense than the tremors last week...", according to a Srinagar resident’s statement to ANI.
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