Mild tremors felt in parts of Andhra Pradesh

Mild tremors were felt in some parts of Andhra Pradesh Monday creating panic among people.

Residents rushed out of their homes in several parts of Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts in south coastal Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Nalgonda, Khammam and Ranga Reddy districts in Telangana region as they experienced the tremors.

People in Ongole town and surrounding areas in Prakasam district said the tremors lasted for three to four seconds. Vessels fell off the shelves in the kitchens.

As the tremors were of an intensity below 2.8 on the Richter scale, they were not recorded at the seismic observatory at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI). Scientists described the tremors as seismic vibrations.

According to scientists, such vibrations were a common occurrence and there was no need for panic.

Krishna, Guntur and Khammam districts had also recorded mild tremors in January this year.

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