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4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Doda in Jammu and Kashmir

Earthquake Hits Doda in Jammu and Kashmir (symbolic picture)
Earthquake Hits Doda in Jammu and Kashmir (symbolic picture)

 

Srinagar (July 10,2023) : A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) said. The quake occurred at around 5:38 am (IST) and had a depth of 10 km.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Doda region, about 200 km northwest of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries. The NCS has issued a yellow alert for the region, which means that there is a possibility of light to moderate damage. People in the affected area are advised to stay away from buildings and other structures that could be damaged in aftershocks.

The earthquake that struck Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning is a reminder of the seismic activity that is common in the region. The Himalayas are a young mountain range that is still being formed, and this process is often accompanied by earthquakes. The earthquake that struck Doda district was relatively weak, but it is still important to be aware of the risks of earthquakes in this region. People in the affected area should stay informed about the latest earthquake activity and be prepared for the possibility of aftershocks.

The earthquake that struck Doda district is also a reminder of the importance of building earthquake-resistant structures. In the event of an earthquake, well-built structures are more likely to withstand the shaking and prevent injuries or fatalities. The government of Jammu and Kashmir should take steps to ensure that buildings in the region are earthquake-resistant. This will help to protect people in the event of future earthquakes.


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