Srinagar: Earthquakes were felt this morning in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Its intensity was recorded at 3.2 on the Richter scale. However, no loss of life or property has been reported so far. Officials from the National Seismology Center said earthquake tremors occurred 15 km south-southwest of Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir around 5:43 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Note that earlier on February 10, earthquakes occurred in Jammu and Kashmir. Its intensity was recorded at 3.8 on the Richter scale. The National Seismology Center (NCS) said the earthquake’s epicenter was 29 km below Kel in Gilgit-Baltistan. At the same time earlier i.e. 5th February also there were strong earthquake shaking in many parts of the valley including Jammu and Kashmir. Its intensity was 5.7 on the Richter scale.
Why do earthquakes happen?
Explain that the earth is made up of four layers, namely the inner core, outer core, mantle, and crustal core. The crust and core of the upper mantle are called lithosphere. This 50 km thick layer is divided into several sections. These are called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates continue to move in their place. When this plate begins to move a lot, it is called an earthquake. These plates can move their positions both horizontally and vertically.
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