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Magnitude 5.8 quake rocks India


New Delhi/Chennai, May 21 :

Mild tremors of an earthquake were felt at 9.52 p.m. Wednesday across India. The epicentre of the magnitude-6.0 quake was in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

People felt the tremors in Delhi too.

“The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.0 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was in the Bay of Bengal,” said an official of the India Meteorological Department.

“Tremors were felt in Odisha and some districts of West Bengal,” the official added.

In Chennai, people came out of their homes in areas like Adyar, Porur, Kodambakkam, Triplicane, T. Nagar and Nungambakkam.

According to the Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the magnitude of the quake was 5.8.

Tremors were felt in many places in Odisha, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries, the state’s special relief commissioner P.K. Mohapatra told IANS in Bhubaneswar.

In the state capital and Cuttack city, people came out of their homes as doors, windows and furniture shook.

The quake was also felt at Kendrapada and Sambalpur too.