5.8 magnitude quake strikes New Delhi, strong tremors felt across northern India

Earthquake jolts North India Centre takes stock of situation NDRF put on high alert

The Home Ministry is closely monitoring the situation in earthquake-hit Uttarakhand and other north Indian states where the tremors have been felt, Singh said in a tweet.

There were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property, Times of India reported.

According to the preliminary report of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the natural disaster was of moderate intensity occurring at 10:33 pm. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has estimated the natural disaster struck at a depth of about 40 km. Tremors which lasted for 30 seconds, were also felt in Mussoorie, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Saharanpur, Pithoragarh, Mathura, Rishikesh, Shamli and Chandigarh.


An quake of 5.8 magnitude struck Uttarakhand on Monday night, with epicenter in Pithoragarh.

Quake in Delhi-NCR: Panicked by tremors, people ran out of their houses and offices.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked for a detailed report on quake which jolted North India and ordered the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to be on high alert to take care of the situation in case of any casualty. "Mild aftershocks may be felt tonight as well", he added.

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