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Moderate earthquake hits parts of Uttarakhand

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

The epicenter of the quake was located in the India-Nepal border region, the earthquake occurred at 3.47 AM, the MeT department in Dehradun 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.