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5.8 Earthquake hit Uttarakhand, tremors felt far and wide

Uttarakhand Earthquake

It was a terrified night for people who lost their sleep when an earthquake hit Uttarakhand and neighbouring states at around 10:30 PM. The earthquake recorded 5.6 in the richter scale and tremors were felt far and wide, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The epicentre of the earthquake was located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, confirms India Meteorological Department (IMD). Terrified people rushed out of their homes all across the northern India.

Uttarakhand earthquake

Home Ministry was quick to take action when earthquake struck Uttarakhand. (Image Source)

The Home Ministry was quick to take action and NDRF teams were rushed from Ghaziabad to Uttarakhand to conduct rescue and relief operation, if needed. Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted about the quick actions taken by Home Ministry. He also asked concerned  departments for the detailed report on the Uttarakhand earthquake and assured situation is being closely monitored the Centre.