Quake of 5.0 magnitude strikes Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Quake of 5.0 magnitude strikes Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Quake of 5.0 magnitude strikes Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

A strong quake that was estimated to measure 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Uttarakhand around 8:50 pm on Wednesday.

A moderate quake hit India's northern state of Uttarakhand on Wednesday, officials said. According to the Meteorological Department, the center of the natural disaster was in Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand, about 121 km east of Dehradun. It struck at 8:49 pm, at a depth of 30 kilometres, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.

Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone. Officials said that no immediate loss of life and property has been reported from across the state. Many people took to Twitter just after they felt the quake.

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This is the second natural disaster in Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours.

Tremors were also felt in Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh.

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