Earthquake In Bay Of Bengal; Check Distance Of Epicentre From Puri & Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude on Richter Scale occurred in the Bay of Bengal around 8.32 am on Monday.

According to National Center for Seismology (NCS)., the epicentre of the quake was about 10 kilometres deep in Bay of Bengal.

The origin point was 421 km east of Puri, 434 km east-southeast of Bhubaneswar and 409 km south-southeast of Kolkata.

However, there were no reports of major flooding and no damage in the coastal areas. The NCS has not yet said anything about whether this earthquake could cause a tsunami or not.

Following the quake, tremors were felt in Dhaka and other parts of Bangladesh around 9.05 am, Dhaka Tribune reported.  The epicentre was 529 km southwest of Dhaka, 340 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar and 397 km southwest of Chittagong. An official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department said that the epicentre was in the southwest of the Bay of Bengal, very close to India.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 also hit Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang area this morning. The movement under the earth’s surface was felt around 7.4 am at 92km southwest of Changlang, and the depth was 10 km below the ground, the NCS added.

No reports of damage or casualty have been reported so far.

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