An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale struck 84 kms east of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning, the National Center for Seismology has mentioned.

So far, no experiences of any lack of lives or injury to property have surfaced.

In the previous two months, the frequency of gentle earthquakes throughout the nation have elevated sharply.

In Jammu and Kashmir, three low depth tremors have been witnessed up to now month. On June 16, two gentle quakes rocked the Union Territory on the identical day.