As per the IMD website, the epicentre of the quake was located at 30.5 degrees north latitude and 79.1 degrees east longitude and at a depth of 33 kms.
The earthquake hit the Rudraprayag region in the state at 10.33 pm.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "Spoke to officials & took stock of the situation in the wake of the earthquake felt in various parts of North India."
He said: "PMO is in touch with officials in Uttarakhand, which is the epicentre of the quake. I pray for everyone's safety & wellbeing."
No casualty has been reported so far.