Mild tremor in western Odisha

Mild tremor in western Odisha

An earthquake of slight intensity with a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter Scale was felt in some places of Odisha's western region today, official sources said.

The temblor, which was felt in Bolangir, Nuapada and Kalahandi districts, occurred at 1.45 PM.

"The epicentre of the tremor was at latitude 20.1 degree north and longitude 82.9 degree east in Kalahandi district of Odisha," A K Sahoo, director in-charge of the Meteorological Centre here, said.

There were no reports of casualties or damage to property. However, people in large number came out of their houses after feeling the earthquake.

"We felt the tremor twice in quick succession," a resident of Nuapada said.

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