Other States

Slight intensity quake shakes Uttarakhand

Map tweeted by the India Meteorological Department locates the epicentre of the earthquake that hit Uttarakhand on December 28, 2019. Photo: @Indiametdept

Map tweeted by the India Meteorological Department locates the epicentre of the earthquake that hit Uttarakhand on December 28, 2019. Photo: @Indiametdept  

The quake, epicentred in Chamoli district, had a depth of 33 km which eliminates any possibility of damage to life and property, the Met Office said.

A slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale shook parts of Uttarakhand on December 28 evening.

Epicentred in the hilly Chamoli district, the earthquake, the second this month, was felt in various parts of the state around 4.45 p.m., Met Office Director Vikram Singh said. It had a depth of 33 km which eliminates any possibility of damage to life and property, he said.

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale had shaken the whole of Uttarakhand on the night of December 6.

The last one had its epicentre in Rudraprayag, another hilly district neighbouring Chamoli.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 6, 2020 4:28:18 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/slight-intensity-quake-shakes-uttarakhand/article22319263.ece

Next Story