Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude hits Uttarakhand around 10:35PM


EarthquakeAn medium intensity earthquake was reported in Uttarakhand with the epicentre near to Dharchula. Not only Uttarakhand, but parts of Northern India also felt the tremors of the quake around 10:35PM of 1st December. As per reports, the quake was of 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale. Till now, no loss of life or property has been reported.

The quake was measured and reported by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Earthquake originated from a region near to the Indo-Nepal border i.e., Dharchula, Uttarakhand, but the tremors of the quake were also felt in Delhi-NCR region, Uttar Pradesh and in some more adjacent areas including Champawat, Srinagar, Garhwal, Almora etc.

IMD also reported about the estimated depth of the earthquake, that it was around 10KM.

The quake struck about 18 minutes after the another one, which was measured 4.7 on the Richter scale and with the epicenter near the island of Komodo, Indonesia.

While, the data received from the US Geological Survey (USGS) is slightly different and according to their data, the epicenter of the quake was 24 KM north east of Dharchula, Uttarakhand. USGS added that the earthquake struck at 10:22PM at a depth of around 30KM.

Also, an earthquake of 3.3 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Kullu, Himachal Pradesh at 4:12 AM, the same day, as reported by USGS.

We will be back with more updates and more authentic data on this topic.


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