Friday, October 14, 2005

Two aftershocks rattle Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct. 14 (PTI): Two moderate tremors measuring 5.2 and 5.4 on the Richter scale rattled Jammu and Kashmir within a span of seven hours today triggering panic among survivors of the weekend quake that left thousands dead.

There were no reports of loss of life or property, sources said.

While the first temblor, occurred at 2:19 am and its epicentre lay in Pakistan, the second came at 9.23 am, around the same time as last Saturday's quake, the meteorological department said.

The aftershocks forced the survivors, specially in worst-hit Uri and Tangdhar areas of North Kashmir, out of their makeshift shelters fearing a repeat of the monster quake.

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