A strong earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand on Wednesday evening at 8.50 pm, resulting in strong tremors in Delhi and the neighboring states. The epicentre was located 121 km east of Dehradun, in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag. The Himalayan region where the epicenter was located falls under the high seismic zone. The earthquake was felt throughout Delhi NCR region. Many citizens shared their reactions on social media, on Facebook and Twitter. No loss of life or property has been reported from any of the areas that were affected by the quake.

The earthquake tremors were also felt in Uttaranchal, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported the depth of the earthquake to be 30 kms. No casualty has yet been reported so far from any affected areas. “The epicentre is in Uttarakhand, the tremors felt in Delhi and NCR are the impulses,” an official at Centre for Seismology, IMD said.

As per the EMSC (European Mediterranean Seismological Centre), the epicentre was located between Kedarnath and Pipalkoti. This is the second earthquake reported in the state in the last 24 hours. A 3.3 magnitude quake was reposted on Tuesday night. 

 

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