Mild tremors in M M Hills

Mild tremors were experienced in several villages in and around the Male Mahadeshwara Hills of the taluk early Thursday morning.

The tremors were felt at Koudalli, Martalli, Ponnachi, Astur, Marur and Sattarmedu villages. A man fell off the cot he was sleeping on at Ponnachi. Utensils tumbled from kitchen shelves at Martalli.

Scared residents came running out of their houses in these villages. There were reports of a mild earthquake in Salem, Dharmapuri, Govindapalli, Kolathur and Chettipatti in Tamil Nadu also.

Tahsildar Suresh Kumar visited Ponnachi, Koudalli, Martalli and Sattarmedu and conducted inspections along with officials.

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