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5.8 quake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt across Delhi-NCR and north India

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 6 Feb 2017 6:10 PM GMT

5.8 quake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt across Delhi-NCR and north India
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5.8 quake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt across Delhi-NCR and north India
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Dehradun: A medium intensity earthquake of 5.8 magnitude on Monday shook the Delhi-NCR and Uttarakhand at around 10: 35 pm.

Few parts of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana also experienced tremors. Panicked people, in order to save themselves from any danger, rushed out of their houses. As per official reports, the tremors lasted for 30 seconds.

The epicentre of the quake was Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, said J L Gautam, Operations head at the National Seismological Bureau, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences. The depth of the quake was 33 km, he added.

No loss of life and property has been reported yet. NDRF teams were deployed to the area.

Praying for the safety of the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Twitter, said he is taking stock of the situation.

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/828668367200464897

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/828668782302416899

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Twitter, prayed for the safety of people.

https://twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal/status/828654661070581760

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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