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Jammu and Kashmir Hit by Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake, Emergency Operation Centers to be Set up in All Districts

March 30, 2023: An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit the Jammu and Kashmir region on Sunday morning, as confirmed by the National Center for Seismology. The earthquake occurred at 5:15 am and had a depth of 5 km. The latitude and longitude of the epicenter were reported to be 35.06 and 74.49, respectively.

In a tweet, the National Center for Seismology stated, "Earthquake of Magnitude:4.1, Occurred on 30-04-2023, 05:15:34 IST, Lat: 35.06 & Long: 74.49, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Jammu and Kashmir, India."

As a high seismic zone and vulnerable to flood damage, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has announced plans to construct state-of-the-art Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) in all 20 districts to minimize the impact of natural disasters. 

The earthquake caused panic among the residents of Jammu and Kashmir, who rushed out of their homes in fear. No loss of life or property damage has been reported yet, and the authorities are monitoring the situation closely.