Tremors have been felt in Tamil Nadu on Monday morning. The epicentre of the earthquake, which occurred around 4.17 am, has been found at a distance of 59 kilometres (WSW) from Vellore. The magnitude of the earthquake was 3.6 on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred when most people were asleep and most people did not feel its tremors due to low intensity. After this, some people are still in panic. However, no damage or loss of life or property due to these aftershocks has been reported. South India has experienced tremors several times in the last few months.
According to the National Seismological Centre (NCS), the tremors occurred at 4.17 am. The epicentre of the earthquake was located at a depth of 25 kilometres west-southwest, 59 kilometres from Vellore in Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, the administration and police department have been alerted after the tremors were felt.
Earthquake in Tamil Nadu: Earlier in the month of August also there was an earthquake in Tamil Nadu. The magnitude of the earthquake was then assessed as 5.1 on the Richter scale. Tremors of magnitude 5.1 were felt undersea in the Bay of Bengal, 300 kilometres from Chennai, in August. Meanwhile, tremors struck in the afternoon and the centre was felt at a depth of 10 kilometres in the Bay of Bengal, 296 kilometres south-southeast of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.
Though no loss of life or property was reported even after strong tremors, there was fear inside people in some parts of the city. People living in areas like Adyar and Tiruvanmiyur have said that they made shocks. Some people have said on Twitter that the furniture in their house was also shaking.