An earthquake of 5.5 magnitud has struck Uttarakhand today the epicentre of which was reported to be 121 km to the east of Dehradun. The quake was felt at 8: 49 pm according to reports and had originated at the depth of 30 km in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag region. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) released this information through a Tweet from their official handle. Earthquake of Magnitude:5.5 Occurred on:06-12-2017 20:49:54 IST Lat:30.4 N & Long: 79.1 E Depth: 30 Km Region:Distt. Rudraprayag Uttarakhand pic.twitter.com/3TXGZiXpxb India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) December 6 2017 The hilly region is situated on a high seismic zone.