Published On: Mon, Feb 6th, 2017

Earthquake in Uttarakhand; tremors across northern India

New Delhi: An earthquake sent tremors across northern India at around 10:33 pm.

As per initial reports, there was no loss of life or property in Uttrakhand

The epicentre of the earthquake was located close to Pipalkoti in Uttarakhand and its magnitude was 5.8 on the Richter scale.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has estimated the earthquake struck at a depth of about 40 km.

The earthquake tremors that lasted well over 30 seconds, were felt across northern India.

Tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Agra, Mathura, Saharanpur and a number of other places in North India.

As per initial reports, there was no loss of life or property in Uttrakhand.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation of the earthquake and prayed for everyone’s safety and well-being.

“Spoke to officials and took stock of the situation in the wake of the earthquake felt in various parts of North India.

PMO is in touch with officials in Uttarakhand, which is the epicentre of the quake. I pray for everyone’s safety & well-being,” Modi said on his official Twitter account.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh sought a detailed report, while the National Disaster Response Force has been put on high alert.

“The MHA is closely monitoring the situation in earthquake hit Uttarakhand and other north Indian states where the tremors have been felt.

“The NDRF teams have been rushed from Ghaziabad to Uttarakhand to conduct rescue and relief operations, if the situation arises,” said official Twitter account of Home Minister.

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