Mild tremors were felt in parts of Uttarakhand this afternoon as an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter Scale hit Pithoragarh district on the India-Nepal border and adjoining areas.

The earthquake, which struck at around 2.57 pm, had a latitude of 29.7 degree north, a longitude of 80.3 degree east and a depth of 33 km, the MeT office in Dehradun said.

There is, however, no report of any damage to life and property from the area so far.

Source: Press Trust of India