An earthquake, epicentred in Uttarakhand and measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, rattled residents of Delhi and north India on Monday night, creating panic and leading office workers to evacuate buildings, the IMD said. According to the preliminary IMD report, the quake, classified as moderate, occurred at 10.33 p.m. at a point 30.5 degree North latitude 79.1 degrees East longitude in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district. Its depth was 33 km. Tremors were felt in Punjab , Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand also.
Here are the Live Updates:
12:02 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to officials to analyze situation in the aftermath of the quake in north India.
11:45 pm: No information of any loss of life/property: Sanjay Gunjyal, IG, Garhwal to ANI.
11:41 pm : Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tweeted, “the MHA is closely monitoring the situation in earthquake hit Uttarakhand and other north Indian states where the tremors have been felt”
— AllQuakes – EMSC (@EMSC) February 6, 2017
“Earthquake in Delhi NCR. I pray for everyone’s safety,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
Earthquake in Delhi NCR. I pray for everyone’s safety
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 6, 2017
11.12 pm: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweets
Earthquake in Uttarakhand & other areas ..prayers for well being of one and All!
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) February 6, 2017
11.10 pm: A twitter user shared a scary video showing how the quake earthquake shaked TV screens installed at his office.
— pnkza (@PunkDcruz) February 6, 2017
10.40 pm: Earthquake felt in Delhi-NCR.
Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region is known for high seismic activities.