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Two aftershocks rattle Jammu and Kashmir

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October 14, 2005 12:09 IST

Two moderate tremors measuring 5.2 and 5.4 on the Richter scale rattled Jammu and Kashmir within a span of seven hours on Friday triggering panic among survivors of the weekend quake that left thousands dead.

There were no reports of loss of life or property, sources said. While the first temblor occurred at 0219 IST and its epicentre lay in Pakistan, the second came at 0923 IST, around the same time as last Saturday's quake, the meteorological department said.

The aftershocks forced the survivors, especially in worst-hit Uri and Tangdhar areas of North Kashmir, out of their makeshift shelters fearing a repeat of the monster quake.

Parts of Pakistan and PoK were also jolted by the aftershock, the second in as many days. A 5.8 magnitude tremor hit the region yesterday instilling fear among the residents.

Over 1,300 people lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir in the weekend quake and the region has been experiencing a series of aftershocks since then.

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