Earthquake measuring 5.5 on Richter Scale hits Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag; tremors felt in Delhi, Haryana

New Delhi: Tremors were felt in several parts of North India as a medium-intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department said.

File image of a crack on the wall after a tremor in north India. PTI

File image of a crack on the wall after tremors were felt in north India last year. PTI

According to the IMD's National Seismological Centre, the quake occurred at 8:49 pm.

The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 30 kilometres, according to Vikram Singh, the director of MeT office in Dehradun.

There were no reports of loss of property or life.

People in several districts of Uttarakhand ran out of their homes in panic, the official said

Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone.

Tremors were felt in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and parts of Punjab.


Updated Date: Dec 07, 2017 06:46 AM

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