Mild tremors felt in Bhaderwah, parts of Bhalessa

Excelsior Correspondent

DODA, Aug 24: Four mild tremors were felt in Bhaderwah Valley and parts of Bhalessa in a span of two hours today, triggering panic among people, officials said.
No casualty occurred in the incident so far, as per reports.
The first tremor, measuring 2.9 struck the Valley at 10.58 am, Met officials said, adding at 11 am, another mild tremor of 3.2 intensity was felt followed by two more at 11.10 am and 12.59 pm with an intensity of 2.8 and 3.1 respectively.
“The epicentre of the tremors was five km north-east of Bhaderwah at a depth of seven km”, they said.
“We have collected information from all our police posts and also from local sources, but there was no report of any casualty or damage to property”, Additional SP Bhaderwah Rajinder Singh said.
Although of mild intensity but shaking of the earth at intervals triggered panic among people, he said.
In 2013, nearly 47 tremors shook Bhaderwah Valley in a span of two months and as nearly 70 per cent of the residential structures had suffered partial damage, officials informed.