Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

No earthquake in Rajapalayam, Tamilnadu today!


Update 8:30 pm

Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority confirmed that no earthquake has been recorded in Rajapalayam. Officials suspect that blasts in quarries along the ghats could be the reason, The Hindu reported.

Update 7:15 pm

Three explosion were heard in Rajapalayam area. Tremor along with explosion were heard at 12.10 p.m., 2.45 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Original Report

March 19, 2019: We have received dozens of earthquake felt reports from Rajapalayam of Virudhunagar district of Tamilnadu.

Tremor along with explosions were heard in the region. Several people gathered in the open spaces in the fear of tremors in Rajapalayam today.

However, India Meteorological Department hasn't mentioned anything about the earthquake in Rajapalayam area on its website.

Rajapalayam is a city in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.