5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR
Tremors were felt in several parts of northern India from a medium-intensity temblor in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district.
Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and the NCR on Wednesday as a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck in nearby Uttarakhand.
The tremors were felt in several parts of northern India from the medium-intensity temblor in Rudraprayag district of the hill state, the India Meteorological Department has said.
Panic-stricken residents were seen running out of their homes and offices in the National Capital Region.
Phone lines were busy with people enquiring about the safety of families and friends. However, luckily there were no reports of damage or casualties.
People took to social media - some trying to ascertain how many had felt the tremors, while others flooded the sites with quips on the incident.
The quake occurred at 8.49pm. The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 30 km, according to Vikram Singh, the director of MeT office in Dehradun.
There were no reports of loss of property or life.
People in several districts of Uttarakhand were however seen running out of their homes in panic. Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone.
Wednesday's tremors were felt in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and parts of Punjab. This is the second quake Uttarakhand witnessed in just 24 hours as on Tuesday too, a 3.3-magnitude quake was reported in the state.