New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit the Bay of Bengal at 7.02 AM on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Light tremors were also felt in Chennai, as per reports. No casualties or damages were reported. Also Read - 11 Tremors in 3 Months Not Enough? Major Earthquake Likely to Hit Delhi-NCR Soon, Experts Predict Severe Destruction
The epicentre was 10 km below sea level and was about 609 km away from Chennai. Also Read - After Cyclones Amphan And Nisarga, Another Low-Pressure System Forming in Bay of Bengal? Here's What India Meteorological Department Has to Say
Chennai residents near Tidal Park took to social media to share their experience. Also Read - Two Mild Tremors Felt in Jamshedpur, Hampi at The Same Time
The same day an earthquake of magnitude 3.8 struck Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. The tremors were felt in the evening. No reports of injuries or any damage to property were reported.