Earthquake measuring 4.5 on Richter scale hits Jammu and Kashmir

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 10, 2018, 04.44 AM (IST)

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir in the morning hours of Saturday. 

There was no information on damages or casualties although many residents were seen running out of their homes in different cities. 

According to Indian Meteorological Department, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres and the resulting jolt was felt for a few seconds across most parts of the state. 

The IMD has classified the intensity of the quake as 'slight'.

In December, a medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Jammu and Kashmir, the IMD had said

Further details are awaited.