Srinagar: An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evening, officials said.
They told Kashmir Scroll that an earthquake, with epicentre at Afghanistan-Tajikistan border was felt at 7.53pm. Strong tremors were felt, causing panic among people, they said.
However, there were no reports of any loss of life or damage to property so far, they further said. (KS)