Strong tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday evening as a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Uttarakhand at 8:49 pm, according to India Meteorological Department's National Seismological Centre
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the quake originated 121 km east of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. It estimated the epicentre between Kedarnath hill shrine and the town of Pipalkoti in Uttarakhand.
Updated map of its effects: pic.twitter.com/nRbNX7mh3L— EMSC (@LastQuake) December 6, 2017
The tremors were also felt across other areas in northern India, including Uttaranchal, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. There were no reports of loss of property or life. Meanwhile, people in Dehradun have begun to evacuate their buildings after the tremor.National Centre for Seismology Director Dr Vineet Gehlot had warned that an earthquake of magnitude 8 may hit Uttarakhand's Garhwal Himalaya, reported Outlook India.
Several people took to Twitter after the earthquake was felt by them.
The bed rocked, the cupboard moved and my senses shook. Just experienced an earthquake in Rishikesh. Trust everyone’s safe.#earthquake— Rujuta Diwekar (@RujutaDiwekar) December 6, 2017