No casualties or damage has been reported so far. People were seen evacuating their homes.
Sonam Lotus, director of the local meteorological office said: "A moderate intensity earthquake occurred at 11.36 am Monday with epicentre in Jammu and Kashmir-Pakistan (Gilgit) border."
More than 40,000 people were killed in a major quake in parts of divided Kashmir across the line of control (LOC) that occurred October 8, 2005.
The 2005 temblor measured 7.9 on the Richter scale.