Updated: August 24, 2021 3:03:16 pm
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.
Earthquake of Magnitude:5.1, Occurred on 24-08-2021, 12:35:50 IST, Lat: 14.40 & Long: 82.91, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 296km SSE of kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India for more information download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/6qwi4D40KO @ndmaindia @Indiametdept pic.twitter.com/dLB55CDm36
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) August 24, 2021
Several people took to social media to comment of the tremors.
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