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SRINAGAR — The region of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir experienced a flurry of seismic activity on Monday afternoon, with a succession of earthquakes hitting various areas, causing widespread concern and multiple aftershocks across the region.

The first earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, originated in Kargil, Ladakh, at a depth of 10 kilometres. Recorded at 3:48 pm, this tremor sent shockwaves throughout the area, prompting immediate alerts. The epicenter’s coordinates were registered at 76.74°E, 33.15°N, according to data from Kashmir Weather, sourced via GFZ.

Shortly after, another seismic event of magnitude 5.1 jolted Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir, at 4:01 pm, with its epicenter at 76.7188°E, 33.1832°N and a depth of 16 kilometres. The impact of this quake was felt across the region.

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Subsequently, at the same time, a third earthquake of 3.8 magnitude rocked Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, with coordinates at 33.34°N, 76.78°E. The depth was recorded at 10 kilometres, as reported by the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

Following these tremors, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck Kishtwar again at 4:18 pm, centered at 33.37°N, 76.57°E, at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to NCS data.

Continuing the series of seismic activity, a fifth earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale affected Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh at 4:44 pm. The coordinates for this event were noted at 33.36°N, 76.72°E, with a depth of 10 kilometres.

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These successive earthquakes have raised concerns about the safety and stability of the region. As aftershocks continue, the toll of earthquakes has now reached five, prompting heightened vigilance across the affected areas.

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