Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 13 : An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, forcing panicky residents in various cities and towns to run out of their homes onto the streets.
"The quake at 1.34 a.m. today (Wednesday) had its epicentre in the Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan at a depth of 220 km," local Meteorological Department director Sonum Lotus told IANS in Srinagar.
PM Modi pays tribute to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
The Union government, following the death of Jammu and Kashmir CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed declared a day of national mourning. PM Narendra Modi paid final tributes to Sayeed at Palam Airport in Delhi before his body was flown to Srinagar.