Moderate twin earthquakes shake Kashmir Valley

March 12, 2012KASHMIR Two earthquakes of moderate intensity shook Kashmir Valley within three hours today but there were no reports of any casualty or damage. “An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale rocked Northwest Kashmir at 1136 hrs,” an official of the Disaster Management Cell said. He said the epicenter of the quake was in Gilgit area in Pakistan. Another tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale was experienced at 0156 hrs, the official said. The two quakes caused panic but there were no reports of any casualty or damage to property, he said. Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and areas of Kashmir valley along the Line of Control, located in highly active Siesmic Zone V, were devastated by a 7.6-magnitude temblor in October 2005. The monster quake killed over 75,000 people in PoK and 1300 in the Valley. –The Economic Times
Forecasters warned in December of 2011 that the region might be overdue for a mega-earthquake which could leave much of the scenic valley in ruins.
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3 Responses to Moderate twin earthquakes shake Kashmir Valley

  1. Alstradomus says:

    Cross core event potential at Easter Island

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  2. Gen says:

    Australia has had several small but significant quakes from New South Wales to Western Australia over the last 4 days.

    2.7 12 March 2012 @ 12:06:51 UTC -33.308 138.286 8 kms depth
    Near Port Pirie, South Australia. Yes significant

    2.7 11 March 2012 @ 18:21:50 UTC -36.307 148.704 0 kms depth
    Near Jindabyne, NSW, Australia. Yes significant

    2.9 10 March 2012 @ 05:30:05 UTC -34.098 117.051 0 depth
    South of Kojonup, Western Australia. Yes significant

    3.3 09 March 2012 @ 06:59:47 UTC -30.403 117.790 0 depth
    Near Beacon, Western Australia. Not significant

    3.4 09 March 2012 @ 06:16:27 UTC -30.470 117.838 0 depth
    Near Beacon, Western Australia. Yes significant

    2.0 08 March 2012 @ 06:45:17 UTC -30.870 121.100 0 depth
    Near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Yes significant

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  3. Alstradomus says:

    58 years ago in March 1964 Venus and Jupiter were in the same positions they are right now when the Alaskan quake occurred. Four years earlier the Chilean 1960 quake occurred, Is it a pattern caused by perturbation?

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