Last Updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir today: 2 killed, 69 injured


Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Eastern Kashmir today. Shaking even felt in Pakistan's Islamabad and India's New Delhi. Did you feel this earthquake? Kindly write in the comment section below.
Updates below...

Update

Death toll from earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to two. At least 69 people are reported to be injured in Kishtwar and Doda in Jammu region.

Update

-One killed in earthquake in Kishtwar.
-About 30 people are reported to be injured. School building roof collapse in Baderwah injured eight girl student. Other four students were injured when the building of their school collapsed in Kishtwar district.
-An avalanche alert has been issued in the Bhaderwah-Chamba, Zee news writes.
-Cracks have been in several buildings in Chenab valley in J&K.
Below is an Indian seismic risk map showing risk level in various parts of India (Via IndiaToday.in).

India_seismic_risk_map

Update 08:38 UTC

7 children & 2 teachers reported injured in 3 different schools. Some damage to structures in the region of Doda, Gandoh & Badarwah, CM of J&K Omar Abdullah says. SDRF teams have been mobilized & district officers have been sent.

Update 08:34 UTC

School collapse in Doda has injured at least nine including six children.

Update 08:25 UTC

GDACS has issued a Green Earthquake alert in India with low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. 4,180,000 people are within 100 km.

Related post: Indian earthquakes 2013 list

Update 08:20 UTC

USGS has downgraded the magnitude to 5.4 with epicenter location as follows:
17 km (10 miles) NE of Bhadarwah, India
23 km (14 miles) SSE of Kishtwar, India
23 km (14 miles) E of Doda, India
67 km (41 miles) ENE of Udhampur, India
Shaking level:
Moderate shaking of MMI V will have felt by the people of Bhadarwah. People of Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Batoti and Ramnagar. Weak shaking will have felt by the people of Amritsar, Lahore, Srinagar, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Delhi and Kotli.

Update 08:15 UTC

The extent of damage in Doda and Kishtwar districts still unknown.

Update 08:06 UTC

Asian News International (@ANI_news) tweets:
There is a possibility of damage to weak structures: Dr LS Rathore (DG, Met Dept) on Earthquake in North India.

Update 07:55 UTC

Getting reports of a school building collapsed in Kishtwar in state of Jammu and Kashmir. Causalities (if) unknown. Hope they are safe! Reports Raw!! Kishtwar has a population of approx. 34,982.

Update 07:50 UTC

This is what Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah has tweeted:
"Yup, I felt those tremors in Srinagar. Strange thing was that I heard the rumble before the house started to shake."

In another tweet, he has added:
"With reports of the epicentre being in Doda I'm encouraged by the initial reports about damage. I hope it stays this way."

Update 07:35 UTC

Many buildings were evacuated in India's capital New Delhi. However no damage or injury reported.

Update 07:28 UTC

Shaking was even felt in Pakistan's Islamabad and India's New Delhi. Did you feel this earthquake? Kindly write in the comment section below.

Related post: India natural hazards 2013 list 

Update 07:25 UTC
This is earthquake epicenter map by USGS.

India_earthquake_map

Update 07:18 UTC

USGS has updated this earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.7 at the shallow depth of 10 km with epicenter in Eastern Kashmir (23 km E of Doda).
Epicenter location:

140 km (87 miles) ENE from Sialkot, Pakistan
146 km (91 miles) SE from Srinagar, Kashmir
187 km (116 miles) NE from Gujranwala, Pakistan
257 km (160 miles) ESE from ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

Update 07:12 UTC

-Epicenter of this earthquake is in Eastern Kashmir. EMSC mentions magnitude 5.4 located 103 km SE of Srīnagar, India.
-The 2005 Kashmir earthquake killed 100,000 people. It is the17th deadliest earthquake of all time. Kashmir is situated in an earthquake-prone region

Tremors has been felt in Delhi and many parts of North India. Tremors were felt in Delhi and Kashmir at 12.30 pm.

Epicenter unknown till 07:05 UTC. Most of the people on this site are online from Delhi, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Ludhiana, Noida, Ambala, Amritsar, Gandhinagar and Haldwani area.

More news yet to come. Did you feel this earthquake? Write in the comment section below. We are developing this news!!

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 1, 2013