Strong tremors were felt in Delhi NCR followed by a moderate earthquake which was felt in Uttarakhand on wednesday at about 8:45 pm. According to the Centre for Seismology earthquake was of magnitude 5.5 and was reported in Rudraprayag city of Uttarakhand and there were tremors in different parts of the country. The depth of the earthquake was 30 km. According to an officer at Seismology, The epicenter is in Uttarakhand and the tremors felt in Delhi and NCR are the impulses.
No loss in terms of life or property had been noted and observed in and around Rudraprayag till late night and all other parts of the state. The reports indicate that the epicenter of 5.5 magnitude earthquake is at Rudraprayag, the impact of the earthquake was not significant and was not of a large magnitude as most of the people did not even feel it.
The state emergency operation centers were made active as soon as possible as the news of tremors started to pour today night. Secretary of Disaster Management Amit Negi told that he had contacted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) officials and are keeping a constant track and monitoring the situation.
This is considered to be the second earthquake in Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours as a 3.3 magnitude earthquake was reported on Tuesday only in the state. According to the state government data reported 38 small earthquakes of magnitude 5 or less have occurred in Uttarakhand in the past 2 years which is a matter of big concern for the earth.