New Delhi, February 7
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook northern India on Monday night. The tremors were felt in the states of Delhi, Noida, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
The tremors were felt for about 30 seconds. Panic-stricken residents ran out of their houses and offices.
The epicentre of the earthquake lay near Rudraprayag district and the tremors occurred at a depth of 33 km at 10.33 pm.
Soon after the earthquake in Uttarakhand, tremors of 5.3 magnitude occurred in Delhi at around 10.35 pm. People ran out of their houses as the tremors were felt for about 30 seconds.
There were no reports of human or property loss so far. Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately responded and held a review with the officials.
Central Home Minister Rajnath Singh sought detailed reports from the effected states about the loss incurred due to the tremors. NDRF teams reached Rudraprayag.