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NEW DELHI – A strong earthquake in Uttarakhand sent tremors across northern India just past 10:33 pm, Indian media reported on Monday.

An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hit Uttarkhand on Monday night. Big tremors were felt in national capital Delhi and neighbouring Gurgaon, Punjab and other parts of north India.

According to NDTV, the earthquake struck at 10.33 pm and had its epicenter in Ukimath in Rudraprayag district of the hill state, where assembly elections are scheduled to be held next week. Scientists said the quake was shallow, with a depth of just 7 km.

Uttarakhand, which falls in the Himalayan belt, is known for high seismic activities.

There were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property, Times of India reported.