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Last Updated Saturday December 16 2017 12:39 AM IST

Tremors in Delhi, Rudraprayag hit by 5.5 scale earthquake

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Quake

New Delhi: New Delhi: Tremors were felt in several parts of north India as a medium-intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district today, the India Meteorological Department said.

According to the IMD's National Seismological Centre, the quake occurred at 8:49 pm. The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 30 km, according to Vikram Singh, the director of MeT office in Dehardun.

There were no reports of loss of property or life.

Uttarakhand, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone.

The tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR where people reportedly rushed out of homes despite the cold weather.

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