Mild tremors felt in parts of Chennai as quake hits Bay of Bengal

Mild tremors were felt in parts of Chennai as an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck in the Bay of Bengal, 600 km east-northeast of Chennai around 7 a.m, according to a India Meteorological Department bulletin.

The impact of the earthquake, considered of moderate intensity, was felt more in areas closer to the coast. However, no tsunami warning was given.

A number of Chennaiites took to the social media to report that they had felt tremors on Tuesday morning.


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