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5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Bay Of Bengal, Tremors Felt In Chennai



CHENNAI: A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Bay of Bengal, 600 kilometer east of Chennai, on Tuesday morning. The earthquake took place at 7:02 am and tremors were felt in Chennai. The impact of the earthquake is considered to be of moderate intensity and no Tsunami warning has been issued.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the depth of the earthquake was 10 kilometres.

"The epicentre was in the ocean and obviously there was no damage and as per initial assessments, it lasted for a few seconds," Deputy Director General of Meteorology, IMD, Chennai, S Balachandran, told PTI.

"There is no tsunami warning," the official said, adding that more details will be provided later. No damage to property has been reported.

Startled by "Chennai earthquake" news, people in the city took to social media to report about the same. Some also wrote that did not feel any tremors.

"Definitely shaking around 7.05. rekindled memories of gujarat 2000,” one user wrote, recounting the tragic 2001 Bhuj earthquake in Gujarat

Magnitude 5.5 #Earthquake today in #Assam, tremors felt in West Bengal

An earthquake with magnitude 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Kokrajar, Assam at 10.20 AM Wednesday. Strong tremors were felt across the Northeast as well as in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Locals in Guwahati said the tremors lasted for about 10 seconds. Tremors were also felt in parts of Bangladesh and in Bihar. There were no immediate reports of any damages.

Earlier today, light tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir as well as in Haryana. An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred at 5.43 am in Jhajjar, Haryana while an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter Scale occurred at 5.15 am in Jammu and Kashmir.