Sonam Lotus, Director of MET office said: "A moderate intensity eart hquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred at 8.40 a.m. today.
"The coordinates of the earthquake were latitude 36.4 degrees north and longitude 72.7 degrees east.
"The epicentre was in Pakistan region. Depth of the earthquake was 1 km inside the earth's crust."
The 2005 earthquake measured 7.6 on the Richter scale.
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