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Earthquake hits in Jammu and Kashmir for the 7th time in 72 hours, tremors were also felt in Maharashtra and Kabul

On Friday, Earthquake tremors were felt at around 2:21 am, 171 km from Kolhapur of Maharashtra , which measured 3.9 on the Richter scale. Earthquake tremors were felt at around 3:28 am, 62 km from Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, which measured 3.4 on the Richter scale.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Maharashtra’s Kolhapur experienced two earthquakes in less than 48 hours. On Friday, Earthquake tremors were felt at around 2:21 am, 171 km from Kolhapur of Maharashtra , which measured 3.9 on the Richter scale. According to the National Center for Seismology, the depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground.

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“Earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred 10km E ENE of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, at around 2:21 am today. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground,” NCS tweeted.

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On Thursday NCS said that a 3.4 magnitude of earthquake occurred at 12:05 am in Kolhapur. According to the National Center for Seismology, The depth of the earthquake was 5 Km below the ground.

On early hours on Friday, Earthquake tremors were felt at around 3:28 am, 62 km from Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, which measured 3.4 on the Richter scale. According to the National Center for Seismology, the depth of the earthquake was 5 km below the ground. In the last three days, this is the 7th time in Jammu and Kashmir that earthquake tremors have been felt.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.4, Occurred on 26-08-2022, 03:28:33 IST, Lat: 33.17 & Long: 75.57, Depth: 5 Km, Location: 62km ENE of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir” NCS tweeted.

Apart from this, tremors of 4.3 magnitude earthquake were felt at around 2:55 am today, 164 km from Kabul, Afghanistan, whose depth was 80 km below the ground. According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), tremors of 4.1 magnitude earthquake were felt in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir at 11:04 pm on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was at 33.20 degree north latitude and 75.56 degree east longitude at a depth of 5 km from the ground.

However, there is no report of any loss of life and property from anywhere in Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir or Afghanistan.

7 tremors of earthquake felt in Jammu and Kashmir in last 3 days

The first tremor was felt at 2:20 am on Tuesday, east of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, with a depth of 10 km below the ground, with a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter scale. The second earthquake of magnitude 2.6 struck at 3.21 pm, 9.5 km northeast of Doda in Jammu region. The third earthquake of magnitude 2.8 struck 29 km east of Udhampur in Jammu region at 3.44 am on Tuesday. The fourth earthquake of magnitude 2.9 struck 26 km southeast of Udhampur at 8.03 am on Wednesday. Two tremors of earthquake were felt in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night and Thursday morning also. After this, the 7th tremor was felt in the early hours of Friday.

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