5.2 tremor hits India

Dhaka,  Sat,  03 December 2016
Published : 02 Dec 2016, 11:34:00

5.2 magnitude earthquake strikes India-Nepal border

Parts of northern India felt tremors around 10:35pm. The tremors were seemingly caused by a medium-intensity earthquake in the India-Nepal border region.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has estimated the earthquake to be of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale. The epicentre has been located close to Dharchula in Uttarakhand. The depth of the quake has been estimated at 10:00km.

Tremors were felt in the Delhi-NCR area. Reports are coming in of the tremors being felt in other areas too.

News agency ANI reported that tremors were felt in parts of Uttarakhand including Champawat, Srinagar, Garhwal, and Almora.

The quake struck about 18 minutes after another one, measuring 4.7 on the Richter, struck near the island of Komodo in Indonesia; according to Times of India.

- TM
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