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3:13 pm - Friday December 16, 8946

Quake with 5.5 magnitude hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi

Agencies, New Delhi

An earthquake having magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale, jolted the national capital as well as the adjoining areas in North India on Wednesday night.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the tremor, which occurred at 2050 hrs, was epicentred at Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand.

It had focal depth of 30 km and occurred at 30.4 degree North Latitude and 79.1 degree East Longitude. Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone.

Tremors were also felt in Roorkee and Dehradun in Uttarakhand and parts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Many people stepped out of their buildings after the tremors, according to reports here. A few small after quakes may occur, a Met official warned.

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