Dehradun, October 6: A mild earthquake was reported in the hilly state of Uttarakhand, located to the north of India, late on Saturday. The intensity of the tremors was found to be low by the geological survey, with no damage to life and property being suspected.
According to news agency ANI, the earthquake struck the Udham Singh Nagar district at 8:37pm. The tremors measured 3.4 magnitude on the richter scale, it reported. The epicentre of the quake was yet to be confirmed, although local media sources reported it to be Rudrapur. Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami Death Toll Reaches 1,649.
#Uttarakhand: Earthquake of magnitude 3.4 struck Udham Singh Nagar region at 8:37 pm today: IMD
— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2018
The earthquake comes a day after 4.5 magnitude tremors struck parts of Uttar Pradesh bordering with Nepal. No casualties were reported in the quake on Friday.
According to geological experts, the entire Himalayan strip is prone to earthquakes. Uttarakhand has recorded the maximum number of tremors among the hilly states. Since January 1, 2015, a total of 51 earthquakes have hit the state. Although most of the tremors are dismissed as "usual occurrences", the Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) has not ruled out the possibility of a catastrophic disaster.