NEW DELHI: Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and the National Capital Region this evening post a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck Uttarakhand.
Reportedly the epicenter of the moderate intensity earthquake is the Uttarakhand which is 121 km east of Dehradun, in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district.
This is the hill state which is the part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone. The earthquake struck at 8:49 pm, at a depth of 30 kilometers, as per the Indian Meteorological Department.
Tremors were also felt in some of the other cities of the Uttarakhand like Dehradun and Roorkee and in some parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
In Dehradun, many people stepped out of their buildings and houses because of the earthquake and tremors, reported by the news agency ANI.
There have been no reports of any damage so far.
Many people from Delhi, Gurgaon, and Ghaziabad took to Twitter just after they felt the earthquake tremors.
Breaking #News: #Earthquake shakes whole North #India of 6.5 Intensity . Epicenter #Uttarakhand. "Rampant development while compromising on the basics of #SustainableDevelopment might be some #off reasons behind frequent #Earthquakes #floods #Cyclone that we experience these days
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