An earthquake measuring 4.9 magnitudes on the Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal region on Tuesday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. Light tremors were also felt in Chennai where people took to social media to report the quake. However, no casualty or damage to property was reported.
9 km away from Chennai. In the past, earthquakes have occurred mostly in the region around the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Residents in Chennai shared on social media that they felt tremors near Tidal Park. One of them also said the quake reminded him of the 2004 tsunami and 2002 Gujarat Bhuj quake that killed many.