Five people died and 75 were injured after an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir's Mirpur on Tuesday at 4:32 pm. The epicentre of the earthquake was 140 kilometres from Srinagar at the depth of 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey reported.
According to co-ordinates released by the US agency, the epicentre of the earthquake was located near the New Mirpur city in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Tremors of the earthquake were felt in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Kashmir, parts of Himachal as well as several towns in Pakistan, including Islamabad, Lahore and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa range.
J&K DG Dilbagh Singh while speaking to India Today TV confirmed that "so far there have been no reports of damage in any part of Jammu and Kashmir." Indian Army has also confirmed that there has been no damage to any infrastructure, including communication lines.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, scaring and rousing many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit 49 miles off the island's northwest coast at a shallow depth of 6 miles.
Three aftershocks, with magnitudes of 4.7, 4.6 and another of 4.6, hit within less than an hour in the same region at the same depth.
Kiara Hernández, spokeswoman for the island's Emergency Management Agency, told The Associated Press that there were no immediate reports of damage and that there was no risk of tsunami.
She said emergency management officials were already on alert for the and communicated quickly with mayors and others across the island to check on any damage. Early Tuesday, Karen strengthened into a tropical storm again, the National Hurricane Center said.