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Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hits Delhi, parts of North India

High intensity earthquake today struck parts of Northern India including the National Capital and the NCR region.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 06, 2017 23:51 IST ]
Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hits Delhi, other parts of
Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hits Delhi, other parts of North India

A earthquake, epicentred in Uttarakhand and measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, rattled residents of Delhi and north India on Monday night, leading office workers to evacuate buildings, the IMD said.

According to the preliminary IMD report, the quake, classified as moderate, occurred at 10.33 p.m. at a point 30.5 degree North latitude 79.1 degrees East longitude in Uttarakhand' Rudraprayag district. Its depth was 33 km. 

Tremors were reported from Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Agra, Gwalior and a number of other places and were reported to have lasted over 30 seconds in some places.

No loss of life or property were reported.

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

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