5.5-magnitude quake hits India's northern state

07 December 2017, 12:14 | Robert Harris

Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hits Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand; epicentre East Dehradun

Earthquake

Most of the Delhiites came outside of their home to save themselves; also, children's got scared of a strong natural disaster vibrations. It was measured 5 at the Richter scale.

Tremorswere also felt in different parts of the country, magnitude 5.0 and epicenter 121 Km East of Dehradun, European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre has said.

There were no reports of loss of property or life. The hill state, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone.

Many people from Delhi, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad took to Twitter just after they felt the natural disaster tremors.

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Tremors were also reported from Uttaranchal, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Some people shared their experiences on social media.

This is considered to be the second quake in Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours as a 3.3 magnitude natural disaster was reported on Tuesday only in the state. On Tuesday, a 3.3 magnitude quake was reported in the state.



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