Earthquake in India: In a big shock to the people living in north India, an earthquake shook the entire region sending everyone into panic and running to get out of their homes to relative safety. Buildings started shaking in several parts of North India as a medium-intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) revealed. According to the IMD’s National Seismological Centre, the quake occurred at 8:49 pm and lasted from anything between 10-15 seconds, according to director of MeT Vikram Singh in his Dehradun office. IMD also revealed that the epicentre was at a depth of 30 km. Fortunately, the strength of the quake dissipated quickly and no loss of life, injuries or property was reported.
Here are the Highlights:
10:25 pm: Tremors were felt in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and parts of Punjab.
10:19 pm: WATCH:
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10:07 pm: People in Moradabad evacuated their buildings after earthquake tremors in the region.
10:03 pm: The tremors were felt at 8:03 pm.
9:54 pm: No report of casualties so far.
9:42 pm: WATCH:
9:41 pm: Tremors were felt in several parts of North India as a medium-intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district, the India Meteorological Department said.
9:38 pm: Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone.
9:36 pm: People evacuated their buildings after earthquake tremors.
9:32 pm: Apart from Uttarakhand, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh also felt the tremors.
9:28 pm: Shaking for around 15-20 seconds was felt by witnesses.
9:25 pm: The epicentre of the earthquake is Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. The depth is 30 km.
9:16 pm: Rishikesh experienced the tremor of 4.9.
9:13 pm: No reports of casualties reported so far.
9:10 pm: This detection is linked to the strong earthquake which shook Uttaranchal, India.
9:08 pm: This strong earthquake was felt in Uttaranchal, India, Haryana-Uttar Pradesh Reg, India
9:07 pm: European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre: Tremors also felt in Uttaranchal, magnitude 5.0 and 121 Km East of Dehradun
9:04 pm: People panic due to strong tremors.