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Bhubaneshwar: Tremors  of 3.2 and 2.8 Richter scale rocked Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Saturday morning, the meteorological department said here.

The first tremors, which lasted for two-three seconds were experienced at 8:18 AM and again at 11:21 AM, 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 tremors created panic among residents who left their houses and came out into the open.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Earthquake Measuring 6.1 Hits Indonesia

Indonesia is prone to quakes as it sits on a vulnerable impact zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire

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Boats lifted by an earthquake-triggered tsunami sit on a dock, in Coquimbo, Chile, Sept. 18, 2015. A magnitude 6.7 quake struck the city Jan. 19, 2018, but no tsunami was generated. VOA

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia’s Nusa Tenggara province on Sunday, but no tsunami alert was issued.

The quake struck at 4.54 a.m., with the epicentre at 148 km northeast of Alor and the depth at 573 km under the sea bed, said an official of the meteorology and geophysics agency.

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Earthquake epicenter.

“This quake did not have a potential of tsunami, so that we did not issue an alert,” the official told Xinhua news agency.

There were also no reports of damages or casualties.

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Indonesia is prone to quakes as it sits on a vulnerable impact zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire. (IANS)

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