Kargil: An earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale, struck the Ladakh region near Kargil on Monday evening, according to the National Center for Seismology. As per the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 9: 35 pm.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:5.2, Occurred on 19-02-2024, 21:35:17 IST, Lat: 35.45 & Long: 74.93, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 148km NW of Kargil, Laddakh,” NCS said in a post on X.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred today at 21:35 pm in Kargil, Ladakh: National Centre for Seismology pic.twitter.com/XmAoqpqXyP
— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2024

 No loss of life or damage to any property was reported after the earthquake struck the Ladakh region near Kargil.  

Local authorities and disaster management teams are on high alert, assessing the situation and responding to emergencies. Emergency services, including police and medical teams, are actively engaged in providing assistance where needed. 

Residents are advised to stay alert and follow safety protocols in the event of earthquakes and aftershocks. According to experts, it’s essential to secure heavy objects, turn off gas lines, and be prepared for potential aftershocks in earthquake-prone regions.

This earthquake serves as a reminder of the need for preparedness and vigilance in earthquake-prone regions. 

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