Natural disaster of 5.5 magnitude hits Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand; epicentre East Dehradun

Earthquake

Subsequent tremors were felt in parts of Northern India including Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi, NCR at around 8.50 P.M.

In Uttarakhand, tremors were felt in Champawat, Dehradun, Rudraprayag, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Ramnagar, Tehri and Chamoli districts of the state.

The epicentre was Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). However, initial reports suggested that the epicentre of the quake was in Uttarakhand. The hill state, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone. Many people took to Twitter just after they felt the natural disaster.


Panicked by the jolt, people took to social media to share their experience.

The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 30 km, according to Vikram Singh, director, MeT office, Dehradun. Even on Tuesday, there was a 3.3-magnitude quake.

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