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Strong tremors jolt J&K, Delhi, parts of north India

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Jammu: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 on the Richter scale occurred on Tuesday night in Jammu and Kashmir, triggering panic among the people who rushed outside their homes. The high-intensity earthquake occurred 22:10:27IST. The earthquake was at the latitude 36.09 degrees north and longitude 71.35 degrees east, a meteorological department official here told The epicenter was Hindu Kush Region, he said.

Doctors deliver baby amid tremors in Anantnag hospital

There was no immediate report of any damage in the earthquake which caused panic among the people who rushed out of their houses.
Meanwhile, doctors at a hospital in Anantnag district kept their nerve to deliver a baby through lower-segment cesarean section while an earthquake shook the Valley on Tuesday.
“Emergency LSCS (lower-segment cesarean section) was going on at SDH (Sub District Hospital) Bijbehara, Anantnag, during which strong tremors of earthquake were felt.
“Kudos to staff of SDH Bijbehara who conducted the LSCS smoothly and thank god everything is alright,” according to a tweet from the the district’s chief medical officer.
The tweet included a video that showed how the staff focused on the job while everything around them was shaking.

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