WhatsApp Group Join Now
Telegram Group Join Now

14 Earthquakes hit J&K in Last 24 Hours, China death toll due to Earthquake rises to 131

Jammu and Kashmir, Dec 20 (WD News):

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K):

In J&K Overall:

  • A total of 15 earthquakes have occurred in the last 24 hours, ranging from small to medium intensity.
  • The most powerful quake, measuring 5.1 in magnitude, struck Padam in Kargil at a depth of 6.2 miles on December 18.
  • The smallest, a 1.9 magnitude earthquake, hit Katra in Jammu and Kashmir at 11:28 am on Tuesday.
  • No casualties or property damage have been reported across the region.

Back-to-Back Quakes:

  • On the preceding day, four consecutive earthquakes rattled the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in less than an hour.
  • The National Centre for Seismology reported these earthquakes affecting Kargil in Ladakh and the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Regional Focus:

  • The seismic activities have been concentrated in the lower Himalayan region, with exceptions like a 3.6 magnitude earthquake in the Nicobar Island region on Tuesday.


  • Kargil in Ladakh experienced significant seismic activity, including the strongest quake measuring 5.1 in magnitude.

These developments highlight the seismic dynamics in specific areas within Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, emphasizing the need for continued monitoring and preparedness.

Meanwhile, in China’s Gansu province, a significant earthquake measuring 6.2 in magnitude struck, resulting in 131 casualties. The China Earthquake Networks Center stated that the earthquake occurred at 11:59 pm on Monday, with a focal depth of 10 km. The impact of seismic activities continues to be a concern in these regions.

Back to top button