SRINAGAR, March 21 -- Panic gripped people after a strongearthquakejoltedJammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening.

.Reports said the earthquake measuring 6.6 on Richter Scale was felt in different countries including Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

People came out of their houses and started praying as tremors shook the houses.

The scene brought back the memories of the October 2005quakewhen thousands of people died and tens of thousands of houses and other structures were damaged in the border areas of Uri and Tangdhar.

Later, on October 27, 2015, a powerfulearthquakemeasuring 7.5 on the Richter scale wreaked havoc leaving two elderly women dead. Two army men suffered seriou...