Earthquake of Magnitude 5.1 Hits Bay of Bengal, Tremors Felt in Chennai
Earthquake (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, February 12: An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday. According to a report by ANI, the quake struck the region at 7:02 am on Tuesday. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre was 10 km below sea level and the quake struck about 609 km away from Chennai. Residents in Chennai felt the tremors and took to social media social media that they felt tremors in several parts.

Earlier this month, an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir. The tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR as well as in Pakistan's Islamabad and Afghanistan. According to a report by PTI, the epicenter of the quake was situated at a depth of 40 kms in northwestern Kashmir. The quake caused people to panic and rush out of their homes, officials told the news agency. Earthquake Shakes Palghar, Tremors Felt For Second Time in Eight Days.

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On January 17, a strong earthquake, measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale had hit the Bay of Bengal region. Reports inform that the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) stated that the earthquake would not trigger a tsunami, as it did not result in a rise in sea level.