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Natural disaster -5.5 Hits PARTS OF NORTH INDIA

Natural disaster -5.5 Hits PARTS OF NORTH INDIA

A moderate natural disaster measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand on Wednesday night, at around 8.45 p.m., causing tremors in the hill state and adjoining areas, including Delhi and NCR.

Strong tremors were felt in Delhi NCR followed by a moderate quake which was felt in Uttarakhand on wednesday at about 8:45 pm.

The tremors were felt for around 5 to 10 seconds. The tremors were also felt in Himachal Pradesh, NCR and Western UP.

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With epicenter at Rudraprayag district (latitude 30.4 north and longitude 79.1 east and focal depth of 30km), the tremors were felt around 8:50pm in Uttarakhand, Delhi and NCR.

No loss in terms of life or property had been noted and observed in and around Rudraprayag till late night and all other parts of the state. It falls in the Himalayan region. According to reports, epicentre of the quake is in Uttarakhand and it was felt in Punjab and Haryana as well.


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