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Quake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi, Haryana

06 December 2017, 07:51 | Melissa Porter

Quake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi, Haryana

Earthquake

According to the Meteorological Department, the center of the quake was in Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand, about 121 km east of Dehradun.

An quake of 5.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale jolted Delhi- National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday.

Mild tremors were also felt in Dehradun, Patiala and Chandigarh today.

According to TV reports, in Uttarakhand the magnitude recorded on the Richter scale is 5.5.


No casualty has been reported yet from any of the states.

Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone. However, no casualties have reported yet; the reports suggested Uttrakhand was the epicentre of the quake.

The tremors were felt for around 5 to 10 seconds.

More details are awaited.



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