Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Natural disaster of 5.5 magnitude jolts Uttarakhand

Earthquake 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Uttarakhand, Tremors Felt Across North India Including Delhi
Anna Jefferson | 07 December, 2017, 00:15

Everything was moving for a while.

The epicentre was Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). The strong tremors have jolted whole North India with the intensity of 5.5 on the Ritcher scale. No immediate loss of life or property was reported. It falls in the Himalayan region.

According to reports, medium intensity tremours were felt in Gurgaon, Noida and adjoining areas of Delhi for almost three seconds.

Tremors were also felt in Roorkee and Dehradun in Uttarakhand and parts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

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The natural disaster struck the region at 20:49 (08:49 pm) at a depth of 30 KM.

Many people from Delhi, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad took to Twitter just after they felt the quake tremors.

Earlier today, a 3.5 magnitude quake hit Rajkot, Rapar districts of Gujarat.

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