The earthquake struck at 10.33 pm and had its epicentre near Ukimath in Rudraprayag district of the hill state and the relevant authorities are collecting information to check if there are any losses happen and to prepare if the another situation arises.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat immediately reached the disaster management centre at the state secretariat in Dehradun around midnight to take stock of the situation. He held an emergency meeting with the state Chief secretary, Disaster Management Secretary and other senior officers to look in to the situation deeply and to take necessary actions.
Chief Minister Harish Rawat has directed senior officials to immediately ascertain the impact of the earthquake and start relief operations where needed. Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF have been rushed to Rudraprayag.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat spoke to India Today, saying there is nothing to be worried about. Rawat added that all concerned departments have been alerted and that no loss of life has been reported yet.
उत्तराखण्ड में आए भूंकप से सभी के सुरक्षित होने की ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करता हूँ। #Earthquake
— Harish Rawat (@harishrawatcmuk) February 6, 2017
PMO is in touch with officials in Uttarakhand, which is the epicentre of the quake. I pray for everyone's safety & wellbeing.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2017