Tremors felt in parts of north India

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook parts of Punjab, Haryana and Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand in the wee hours of Friday.

The quake occurred at 12:47 am and was felt in some parts of the northern region. Though some houses developed cracks in Barkot area of Uttarkashi, there were no reports of any major damage to life and property in the region. 

Punjab and Haryana did not report loss of life and property as well.
PanicThe tremors triggered panic in a lot of areas particularly in Yamuna Valley area of Uttarakhand. People came out of their homes scared. 

“We were very scared and virtually remained sleepless all through the night," said S D Ghildyal, a resident of Uttarkashi district.

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