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 - Nepal Earthquake Jolts Parts of Bihar, None Hurt
The epicentre was 10 km below sea level and was about 609 km away from Chennai. Also Read - Earthquake of Magnitude 6.0 Jolts Nepal’s Kathmandu; Tremors Felt in North Bihar
Chennai residents near Tidal Park took to social media to share their experience. Also Read - Powerful Earthquake Of 7.1 Magnitude Strikes Philippines, Tremors Strongly Felt In Manila
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.