The northern part of India, specifically the Kashmir region, was jolted by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake, as reported by the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre. The Richter scale, used to quantify the severity of earthquakes, ranks this occurrence as moderate; it ranges from 0 to 10, where 10 signifies the most devastating earthquakes.
The earthquake’s epicenter was near the eastern part of the Kashmir area, located in India’s northwest. The tremor was approximately 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) deep.
According to reports from Reuters, the seismic activity’s effects were noticeable not only in various parts of northern India but also in New Delhi, the nation’s capital.
At present, there’s no official information available about any injuries or fatalities caused by the earthquake.