According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Pakistan-India border region on Tuesday at about 4:31 pm. As per reports, The earthquake had hit at a depth of 40 km.
Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on:24-09-2019, 16:31:58 IST, Lat:32.9 N & Long: 73.7 E, Depth: 40 Km, Region: Pakistan - India (J & K ) Border region pic.twitter.com/BpyJT7kb5W— IMD-Earthquake (@IMD_Earthquake) September 24, 2019
According to The United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre was 3 kilometres from New Mirpur city, the capital of Mirpur district and the largest city of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as per reports.
Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of Delhi-NCR, Jammu and Kashmir, in North India and parts of Pakistan on Tuesday at 4:35 pm. As per the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the earthquake was of magnitude 6.1 at Richter scale that struck 173 km North-West of Lahore, Pakistan. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the earthquake.
Earlier, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake had hit Doda and Kishtwar districts of the Chenab Valley region in Jammu on September 8. As per reports, the earthquake happened around 8 in the morning and lasted for a few seconds. This led to people panicking, and people rushed out of their homes. According to the officials, the earthquake was at latitude 33 degrees North and longitude 67.1 East. It was reported that there has been no casualty or damage to property anywhere. "As of now, there is no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property," Doda SSP Mumtaz Ahmed said.