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Mild tremors in Guntur, Prakasam

Mild tremors in Guntur, Prakasam
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Mild tremors in Guntur, Prakasam.The quake with a magnitude of 4 on the Richter scale was felt at a distance of 60-70 km from the epicentre, which was identified at Ongole. It might be recalled that a similar quake was experienced three months ago in some parts of the same district.

Ongole/Guntur: Mild tremors were felt in Prakasam and Guntur districts on Wednesday morning leaving people flustered. People of Ongole, Addanki and Korisapadu villages woke up to the low intensity quake at 6 am. The tremors lasted for 4 seconds. No casualties were reported.

The quake with a magnitude of 4 on the Richter scale was felt at a distance of 60-70 km from the epicentre, which was identified at Ongole. It might be recalled that a similar quake was experienced three months ago in some parts of the same district.

In Guntur, mild tremors woke up residents of several villages in the wee hours of Wednesday. Tremors were experienced in Murikipudi, Rajapeta, Maddirala, Rajupeta, Gopalavaripalem and Edavalli villages in the district.

The tremors lasted for 3 to 4 seconds beginning at 6 am. Panicked residents rushed out of their houses as the tremors shook wooden and steel shelves in their homes and utensils in their kitchens. Tremors lasted for a few seconds and normalcy was restored. The villagers heaved a sigh of relief after the tremors ended.

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