Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Uttarakhand earthquake measuring 5.5 Richter Scale hits Rudraprayag; tremors in north India

Uttarakhand earthquake measuring 5.5 Richter Scale hits Rudraprayag; tremors in north India

The tremors were felt in Dehradun, Sonipat and Ghaziabad also.

The epicentre was Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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Tremors were felt in several parts of North India as a medium-intensity quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department said.

A strong quake that was estimated to measure 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Uttarakhand around 8:50 pm on Wednesday. As per the reports, of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the natural disaster was felt in different parts of the India and the epicentre was 121km, East of Dehradun. No loss of life or property was, however, reported from anywhere.

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However, reports are coming that the impact of the natural disaster was not so remarkable even many have not felt it. Dehradun reports suggested no casualties.

EMSC located the epicentre between the hill shrine of Kedarnath and the town of Pipalkoti in Uttarakhand.

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