Tremor rocks north India; no loss of life, property

September 6th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A moderate-intensity earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, shook the national capital and neighbouring states Saturday. No loss of life and property was reported. The earthquake, with its epicentre in the Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan, struck at 11.18 a.m.

“The tremors lasted for 7-8 seconds and were felt in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and adjoining region, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand,” an official at Indian Meteorological Department told IANS.

“There are no reports of any damage or loss of life from any part of the country now,” the official said.

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