Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake Strikes Jammu and Kashmir, No Immediate Reports of Damage
On Sunday morning, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported two earthquakes in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan region, followed by a magnitude 3.9 earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir. The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.3, occurred on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border at a depth of 10 km. The second earthquake, reported by the US Geological Survey, also occurred in Afghanistan just before the earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir earthquake hit north of the capital, Srinagar, and fortunately, there were no immediate reports of damage. However, the sequence of earthquakes in the region has raised concerns about the possibility of more seismic activity. Despite this, authorities have not issued any warnings or advisories in response to the quakes.
The region around Jammu and Kashmir is prone to earthquakes due to its location at the boundary of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates. Scientists use various methods to study the causes and patterns of earthquakes, including seismic monitoring and geologic studies.
In earthquake-prone regions, it is crucial for people to be prepared for seismic events, including having an emergency kit and knowing what to do during an earthquake. Following local authorities’ instructions during a natural disaster is also crucial for minimizing damage and ensuring safety.