Earthquake in Uttarakhand: An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 shook Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Tuesday night, reported ANI. Tremors were felt at 8: 52 PM on Tuesday at Joshimath region, but no casualties have been reported so far. The state administration has not confirmed the epicenter of the earthquake and is reportedly working on gathering information about the same.
The hill state last witnessed a similar earthquake on February 6 which was measured at 5.8 on Richter Scale. Tremors of the earthquake which took place late that evening were also felt in New Delhi and other parts of northern India. According to a report by Indian Express, tremors lasted for nearly 30 seconds and were felt in other states including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and parts of Uttar Pradesh too. As per the National Seismological Bureau, the epicenter of the earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale was captured to be in Rudraprayag region of Uttarakhand.
Situated in the Himalayan belt, Uttarakhand is known for such high seismic activities. Speaking to PTI, J L Gautam, Operations head at the National Seismological Bureau, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences had said, “The depth of the quake was 33 km and it occurred at 10.33 PM.”