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U'khand Quake: No Loss of Life, Property; PM Takes Stock of Situation

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First published: February 7, 2017, 8:22 AM IST | Updated: 8 mins ago

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck northern part of the country on Monday night.

“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 & well being,” he said in a tweet.

PMO is in touch with officials in Uttarakhand, which is the epicentre of the quake. I pray for everyone’s safety & wellbeing.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2017

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.8 on Richter scale hit Uttarakhand, tremors of which were felt in Delhi and other parts of northern India.

An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude struck Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, causing tremors across North India, including capital Delhi.

Apart from Delhi, tremors were also felt in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The earthquake reportedly struck Rudraprayag at a depth of 10km at 10:33pm.

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. There were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property.

(With PTI inputs)