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Earthquake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR | India News |TTI

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.

Earlier, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the epicenter of the quake was located 121 km east of Dehradun in Uttarakhand.

News agency ANI reported that people in Dehradun evacuated their houses when they felt the tremors.

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
quake
was reported in the state.

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