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Quakes jolts Costa Rica, Japan and Kashmir

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 14, May 2011, 10:59 am IST | UPDATED: 25, Jun 2011, 15:34 pm IST

Quakes jolts Costa Rica, Japan and Kashmir

New Delhi: Fresh waves of earthquake has jolted different parts of world on early Saturday morning. While one came in Japan's Honshu island, others shook Kashmir valley and the coasts of Costa Rica.

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale first rock the valley Saturday morning, even as no report of loss of life or property was reported from anywhere so far.

"The magnitude of the earthquake was 4.9 on the Richter scale and it occurred at 3.09 a.m. (IST). It's epicentre was in Hindu Kush mountain range of Afghanistan. The location was 36.58 north (Longitude) and 70.93 east (Latitude)," Amir Ali, incharge of the disaster management cell at the provincial headquarters said.

Hindu Kush is an 800 km (500 mile) mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.

The another one measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit region near east coast of Honshu island in Japan at 7.35 (Beijing Time) Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre, with a depth of 37.60 km, was initially determined to be at 37.38 degrees north latitude and 141.41 degrees east longitude.

Meanwhile, one more earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Costa Rica at 6.47 a.m. (Beijing Time) Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, Xinhua reported.

The epicentre, with a depth of 70 km, was monitored at 10.1 degrees north latitude and 84.3 degrees west longitude, the centre said in a statement.