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5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR


New Delhi, Dec 6 (Agencies): Tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR at around 8.45 p.m. on Wednesday that lasted for a few seconds following a moderate earthquake in Uttarakhand.

According to the Centre for Seismology, an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude was reported in Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand.

"The epicentre is in Uttarakhand, the tremors felt in Delhi and NCR are the impulses," an official at Centre for Seismology, India Meteorological Department (IMD), told IANS.

The epicentre of the quake was at 30 km depth, and the tremor is considered moderate. This is the second earthquake in Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours. On Tuesday, a 3.3 magnitude quake was reported in the state.

So far no casualty or damage to property has been reported.

Delhi Metro spokesperson said, "Everything normal as the tremors were of low intensity."

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    Natural calamities are on the increase when there is no peace around

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    Earthquakes have increased nowadays.Hope when they start to build Rammandir ,doesnt effect it.Or was it a sign that God was not pleased with people were celebrating of Mashid?and want to build a Rammandir there?

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  • Sharat, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    Rita, Germany
    Thanks to your knowledge.

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    God is watching all our Tamasha, he is also sick and tired.
    Off BJPs cpmplains.

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