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Published On: Wed, Dec 6th, 2017

Earthquake Jolts Delhi-NCR with 5.5 magnitude

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Earthquake-in-delhi-ncr-today-696x432NEW DELHI : Earthquake jolted Delhi-NCR area tonight at 8:50 pm. As per the reports, the strong tremors have also felt in Punjab and Haryana. However, no casualties have reported yet; the reports suggested Uttrakhand was the epicentre of the earthquake.

The earthquake that was estimated to measure 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Uttarakhand around 8:50 pm on Wednesday. Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and other areas across northern India.  Tremors were also reported from Uttaranchal, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Most of the Delhiites came outside of their home to save themselves; also, children’s got scared of a strong earthquake vibrations. As per the reports, of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the earthquake was felt in different parts of the India and the epicentre was 121km, East of Dehradun.

Delhi is considered as very sensitives Seismic Zone 4 with the close Mahendragarh faultline in the area. It is also known as the third most earthquake-prone city in India.

As per IMD, the epicentre of the earthquake was Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag, with a Magnitude of 5.5 and depth of 30 km.”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) said.

EMSC located the epicentre between the hill shrine of Kedarnath and the town of Pipalkoti in Uttarakhand. Mild tremors were also felt in Dehradun, Patiala and Chandigarh today. This is the second earthquake in Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours. On Tuesday, a 3.3 magnitude quake was reported in the state.





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