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Earthquake Shooks Uttarakhand.

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A moderate earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district today jolting people out of their sleep.

A quake of 5.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale occurred in Chamoli district at 2:53 am. Having a latitude of 30.2 degrees north and a longitude of 79.4 degrees east, it lasted a few seconds, Meteorological office Director Anand Sharma told PTI.
The meteorological department official said that the tremor triggered panic, but no loss of life was reported. Information is still being gathered but there has been no report so far of any damage due to the earthquake, Chamoli’s District Magistrate Ashok Kumar said.
The epicentre of the earthquake, which was of moderate intensity, was in Chamoli district. The quake lasted for a few seconds.