News > When earth shakes in J&K
10/04/2023 10:43 PM | Click to read full article
Jammu and Kashmir is a blessed geography. It is known for its lofty mountains, dense forests, lakes and roaring streams. However, the Himalayan region with its unique topography is prone to natural disasters, especially earthquakes. J&K falls under the high seismic Zones IV and V making it vulnerable to earthquakes. Even a small jolt sends shivers down the spine of people. On March 21 this year, an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted J & K and forced people to rush out of their houses for safety.