Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24:
Mild tremors were experienced in various places of Odisha this afternoon at about 4:08 PM.
According to reports, the tremors were felt in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur, Ganjam, Dhenkanal, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Angul and Balasore among other places.
Even though residents were seen running out of their houses in panic, there have been no reports of loss of life and property in the state because of the earthquake so far.
Apart from Odisha, tremors were also felt across West Bengal, Bihar and Assam in India.
According to Director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological centre Sarat Sahu, the epicentre of the earthquake has been traced to central Myanmar. The earthquake was measured 6.8 on the Richter scale there. He assured that aftershocks are not expected in Odisha unless they exceed 6.0 on the Richter scale in the epicentre.