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Earthquake strikes northern-India, Pakistan

The earthquake struck 118 km north-west of the city of Srinagar.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck near India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Tuesday, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The earthquake struck 118 km north-west of the city of Srinagar in J&K, the EMSC said.

According to a report in Dunya News, earthquake tremors have also been felt in quite aq few cities in Pakistan. These include Islamabad, Lahore, Mianwali, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Swat and Peshawar.

Two other low-intensity earthquakes hit Mandi and Chamba districts in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, an official said. There was no report of casualties or damage.

In Chamba district, this was the third quake this year.

The tremors measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale were first felt in several parts of Chamba district at 3.51 p.m., a meteorological department official told IANS.

Later, a quake of 3.8 on the Richter scale was recorded in Mandi district at 7:33 pm.

Chamba was twice hit by mild quakes on January 12 and January 22.

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