NEW DELHI: A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted people in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday night.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the moderate intensity quake originated in Uttarakhand‘s Rudraprayag district at a depth of 30 kilometres.
Earthquake of Magnitude:5.5, Occurred on:06-12-2017, 20:49:54 IST, Lat:30.4 N & Long: 79.1 E, Depth: 30 Km, Region:… https://t.co/nIK8QH7uSY
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept)
Earlier, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the epicenter of the quake was located 121 km east of Dehradun in Uttarakhand.
M4.9 #earthquake (#भूकंप) strikes 92 km NE of #Rishīkesh (#India) 12 min ago. Read witnesses’ stories & share yours: https://t.co/G8QVPojxYv
— EMSC (@LastQuake)
News agency ANI reported that people in Dehradun evacuated their houses when they felt the tremors.
People evacuated their buildings after earthquake tremors: Visuals from #Dehradun #Uttarakhand https://t.co/Mago15Io6W
— ANI (@ANI)
Tremors were also felt in different parts of the country.
There was no immediate loss of life or property reported.
Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone. On Tuesday, a 3.3 magnitude
was reported in the state.