A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.8 on Richter Scale today hit Uttarakhand, tremors of which were felt in Delhi and other parts of northern India.
The epicentre of the quake was Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand, said J L Gautam, Operations head at the National Seismological Bureau, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences.
“The depth of the quake was 33 km and it occurred at 10.33 PM,” he said.
Uttarakhand, which falls in the Himalayan belt, is known for high seismic activities.
Tremors were felt across Punjab, Haryana and their common capital Chandigarh also after which many people rushed out of their homes.
There were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight said he took stock of the situation in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck northern part of the country.
“Spoke to officials & took stock of the situation in the wake of the earthquake felt in various parts of North India,” he tweeted.
“PMO is in touch with officials in Uttarakhand, which is the epicentre of the quake. I pray for everyone’s safety & wellbeing,” he said in a tweet.