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Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hits Bay of Bengal, tremors felt in India

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter Scale, hit the Bay of Bengal at 12:35 pm today felt along the coast of India.

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the earthquake lay in Pradesh 296 kilometres South-Southeast of Kakinada. The tremors were felt at 12:35 pm at a depth of 10 kilometres.

“Earthquake of Magnitude: 5.1, Occurred on 24-08-2021, 12:35:50 IST, Lat: 14.40 and Long: 82.91, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 296 km SSE of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India,” said NCS in a tweet.

This was felt in the Bay of Bengal along the east coast of India on Tuesday. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the tremors were felt after 12.35 pm today. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km within a distance of 296 km from the coastal city of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, it said.

Tremors were experienced across the southern state and in some parts of Chennai and people in the area reported feeling the tremors for a few seconds.

On Monday also, an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter Scale hit Assam. The quake was reported at 1.13 pm, having its epicentre at Kokrajhar in west Assam at a depth of 10 km, according to the National Centre of Seismology (NCS). The place of occurrence was 90 km north of Tura in Meghalaya, it said.

People in the districts of western Assam and northern West Bengal ran out of their homes in panic.

There was no immediate report of any injury to anyone or damage to any property, officials said.

 

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