Quake of 5.5 magnitude jolts Uttarakhand

Image of the earthquake epicentre shared by the IMD on Twitter

A magnitude 5.5 natural disaster tremors hit parts of Uttarakhand Wednesday. With epicenter at Rudraprayag district (latitude 30.4 north and longitude 79.1 east and focal depth of 30km), the tremors were felt around 8:50pm in Uttarakhand, Delhi and NCR.

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Tremors were also felt in Tamil Nadu's Chennai and Uttarakhand's Chamoli, indicating that the seismic event occured pan-India. So far there is no information about the loss of life or property of any kind of natural disaster. "The depth of the quake was 30 km". It falls in the Himalayan region.

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As per media reports Vibrations were also felt in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla, Kullu and Mandi, and some parts of Punjab and Haryana. According to the state government data reported 38 small earthquakes of magnitude 5 or less have occurred in Uttarakhand in the past 2 years which is a matter of big concern for the earth. Many people took to Twitter just after they felt the quake.

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So far there were no reports of any damage or loss of lives in the quake.

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