Mild tremors hit in Dhenkanal district of Odisha

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Tremors measuring 3.2 and 2.8 on the Richter scale were felt in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Saturday morning, the meteorological department said.

The first tremors, which lasted for two-three seconds were experienced at 8.18 a.m. and again at 11.21 a.m., said Sarat Chandra Sahu, director of the Regional Meteorological Centre here.

Since it was a very low magnitude earthquake it only affected Dhenkanal and its surrounding areas, the official added.

Though no casualties or damage were reported, the temblors created panic among residents who left their houses and came out in the open.

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