Mild Tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit Uttarakhand on Wednesday evening.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the moderate intensity quake originated in Uttarakhand‘s Rudraprayag district at a depth of 30 kilometres.
Earthquake of Magnitude:5.5, Occurred on:06-12-2017, 20:49:54 IST, Lat:30.4 N & Long: 79.1 E, Depth: 30 Km, Region:Distt. Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand pic.twitter.com/3TXGZiXpxb
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) December 6, 2017
Earlier, The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the quake originated 121 km east of Dehradun in Uttarakhand and it reportedly struck at 8:59 pm. The tremors were also felt in different parts of the country.
— EMSC (@LastQuake) December 6, 2017
Initial reports suggest that the impact of the quake was not significant. No loss to life or property had been reported so far. However, more details are awaited.
Many people took to Twitter just after the earthquake was felt by them.
Oh Damn! I am not the first one to tweet about #Earthquake in Delhi-NCR.
— The MagZone (@TheMagZone) December 6, 2017
— Lavi Sidana (@LaviSidana) December 6, 2017
#earthquake in Delhi. Prayers for everyone.
— Optimist (@DesiOptimystic) December 6, 2017
Soon, #earthquake became a top trend on Twitter. Given the quake was mild and lot of people did not even feel it, many tweeples did not fail to see the funny side of the tremors.
— Dhaval Maraskolhe (@Dhaval750) December 6, 2017
Don’t worry guys, everything is fine.
Rajnikanth phone was on vibration..!!#Earthquake
— Chocolate __ (@mohsin_shaikh_) December 6, 2017
I’m safe because I linked my Aadhar card. #earthquake
— Vinay Dubey (@vinay053) December 6, 2017
She : baby did u just shake my world__?_
He : bkl #earthquake Hai bhaag ._
— Tweetera_ (@DoctorrSays) December 6, 2017