PM takes stock of Uttarakhand earthquake

The epicentre of the earthquake was 33 kms northwest of Pipalkoti in Uttarakhand

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New Delhi, Feb 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening said he took stock of the situation in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck northern part of the country.

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A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.6 on Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand, tremors of which were felt in Delhi and other parts of northern India.

The epicentre of the earthquake was 33 kms northwest of Pipalkoti in Uttarakhand and the magnitude was said to be 5.6 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was around 14kms below the surface.

Epicentre

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked for a detailed report on earthquake, while the National Disater Relief Force has been put on high alert.

No loss of lives or property have been reported so far.

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