Jammu & Kashmir

Earthquake in JK: Schools, hospital, other structures suffer damage

A public works department building in Bhaderwah suffers damage in the earthquake on June 13, 2023.

Kishtwar: Two schools were damaged in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir district during an earthquake on Tuesday.

A sub-district hospital and several other structures also suffered damage in the Doda district of Chenab Valley.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Kishtwar has ordered to close all schools in the district.

Several videos have appeared on social media showing cracks in several buildings in the area.

Earlier, cracks devolped by the SDH Gandoh Bhalessa caused panic among the patients and attendants at the health facility.

One video showed panicked minor students outside the school after tremors were felt.

Notably, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake, with epicenter near Doda, jolted Jammu and Kashmir even as the tremors have been reportedly felt in many other northern states of India.

The earthquake, as per Meteorological department (MeT), had its epicenter near Doda. Recorded with an intensity of 5.4 on Richter Scale, the earthquake occurred at a depth of mere 6 kilometers, 33.15N, Longitude 75.82E.

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