Quake in Uttarakhand; tremors across northern India

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat told television channels that all the concerned Departments of the state government and the State Disaster Response Force and other agencies had been put on maximum alert. Strong tremors were also felt in national capital Delhi and neighbouring Gurgaon, Punjab and other parts of north India.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today prayed for safety of people after strong tremors in Delhi and National Capital Region, following an quake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale recorded in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.

The epicenter of the quake was in Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand. Scientists said the quake was shallow, with a depth of just 7 km. Though there have been no reports of damage so far, it is being reported that several buildings in the Northern region have cracked. "I pray for everyone's safety".




A strong natural disaster of magnitude 5.8 rocked Uttarakhand on Monday.

The last major quake in the region was a 4.2 tremor which centered in Haryana on November 17 past year, while almost 10 people were killed in a 6.8 Richter scale quake on the India-Myanmar border on January 4, 2016.

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