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Earthquake in Bay of Bengal sends tremors across Tamil Nadu, Chennai

Chennai earthquake, tremors: According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake hit at 12.35 pm in the Bay of Bengal.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: August 24, 2021 3:03:16 pm
Chennai earthquake,The earthquake in the Bay of Bengal hit at 12.35 pm. (Source: seismo.gov.in)

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale sent tremors across parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, at noon on Tuesday.

The National Centre for Seismology identified the epicentre located off the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coasts at a 10 km depth in the Bay of Bengal (Latitude 14.40 and Longitude 82.91). The earthquake, which hit at 12.35 pm, was a Category VII in the tremor intensity, considered ‘Very Strong’.

The epicenter lay 296 km south-southeast of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh and 320 km south-southeast of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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Several people took to social media to comment of the tremors.

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