Mild tremors were felt in parts of the city as earthquake measuring 5.1 on Richter scale struck in the Bay of Bengal, 600 km east-northeast of Chennai around 7 a.m, according to a bulletin of India Meteorological Department.
The impact of the earthquake considered of moderate intensity was felt more in areas closer to coast. However, no tsunami warning was given.
A number of Chennaiites took to social media to report they had felt tremors early this morning.
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