4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Ladakh

International Desk Published: 5 July 2020, 09:00 AM
4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Ladakh

Amedium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hit Ladakh on Thursday afternoon, the National Centre for Seismology of India said.

“Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale struck 119 km North-Northwest of Kargil, Ladakh,” the NCS said.

The quake occurred at 1.11 pm, it added.

There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property.

Last week, a medium intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.5 had hit Ladakh.

According to the NCS, the quake occurred at 8.15 pm at a depth of 25 kilometres.

Its epicentre was in Ladakh, the Meteorological Department had said.

The Himalayan region is highly prone to earthquakes.

Source: India Today