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Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude strikes Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

By Madhuri Adnal
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    A Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi on Wednesday night. However, initial reports suggested that the epicentre of the earthquake was in Uttarakhand.

    European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said that tremors were also felt in Uttaranchal and magnitude 5.0 and epicenter 121 Km East of Dehradun.

    Strong earthquake tremors felt in Delhi

    Tremors were also felt in Tamil Nadu's Chennai and Uttarakhand's Chamoli, indicating that the seismic event occured pan-India.

    As per IMD, the epicentre of the earthquake was Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag, with a Magnitude of 5.5 and depth of 30 km.

    "The epicentre is in Uttarakhand, the tremors felt in Delhi and NCR are the impulses," an official at Centre for Seismology, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

    This is the second earthquake in Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours. Earlier today, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit Rajkot, Rapar districts of Gujarat.

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