Moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hits parts of Uttarakhand

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Uttarakhand in the wee hours today.

PTI| Updated: Dec 19, 2015, 18:30 PM IST

Dehradun: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Uttarakhand in the wee hours today.

Epicentred in the India-Nepal border region, the earthquake occurred at 3.47 AM, the MeT department here said.

As the tremors were moderate and occurred in the wee hours when people are usually asleep they were not felt by many,?it said.

However, a report from Chamoli said the quake shook people out of their sleep in the district.

The tremors were also felt in Pithoragarh district which borders Nepal.