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5.4-magnitude earthquake hits J&K's Ladakh

The epicentre of the quake was at the India -China border in Ladakh.? Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 07, 2017, 09.32 AM (IST)

An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hit 111-kilometre northeast of Thang in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Some tremors were also felt in the Kashmir valley. 

The epicentre of the quake was at the India-China border in Ladakh. 

"The earthquake of 5.4 magnitudes on the Richter Scale was recorded at 4:59 am today. The epicentre of the earthquake was at a depth of 35 km near the Jammu and Kashmir-Xingjian border in the state's Ladakh region," a meteorological (MeT) department official said.

There was no immediate report of any injury or destruction in parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

A Strong earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale was also felt in Delhi NCR on Wednesday evening. 

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