5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern India

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By Epoch Newsroom
December 7, 2017World News
5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern India
Epicentre of 5.1-magnitude earthquake that struck northern India on Dec. 6, 2017. (Screenshot via USGS)

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck northern India on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck about 34 kilometers (21 miles) northwest of Pipalkoti, the USGS said.

It had a depth of about 6 miles.

According to Indian broadcaster NDTV, the quake was felt in Delhi and the National Capital Region.

The quake was a 5.5 on the Richter scale but was downgraded to a 5.1, the USGS said.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries.


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