Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Natural disaster jolts Delhi-NCR with 5.5 magnitude

Image of the earthquake epicentre shared by the IMD on Twitter 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Uttarakhand, Tremors Felt Across North India Including Delhi
Steve Townsend | 07 December, 2017, 00:29

In Uttarakhand, tremors were felt in Champawat, Dehradun, Rudraprayag, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Ramnagar, Tehri and Chamoli districts of the state.

According to reports, medium intensity tremours were felt in Gurgaon, Noida and adjoining areas of Delhi for almost three seconds. It was measured 5 at the Richter scale. After this people understood that the quake has come. So far there is no information about the loss of life or property of any kind of natural disaster. It is also known as the third most earthquake-prone city in India. Officials said that no immediate loss of life and property has been reported from across the state.

Wildfires lead to hellish scenes for Los Angeles commuters
Their luxury home in Bel-Air, which they had just put on the market three days ago, was "in the middle of it all", he said. The fire burned more than 11,000 acres by Wednesday morning and had destroyed an estimated 30 homes, KTVU-TV reported.


The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 30 kilometres, according to Vikram Singh, the director of MeT office in Dehradun. It falls in the Himalayan region. Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and other areas across northern India.

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