Dehradun, April 2
A moderate earthquake shook parts of Chamoli district in the wee hours 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°N and a longitude of 79.4°E , it lasted a few seconds, MeT office Director Anand Sharma told PTI.
There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property, officials said Though the tremors were moderate, they were strong enough to jolt residents in places like Chamoli and Gopeshwar out of their sleep.
Fear-stricken residents ran out of their houses and could not sleep for the rest of the night, Chamoli’s Assistant Development Officer Sunita Rautela said. — PTI
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