On Saturday, mild tremors were felt in Karnataka’s Viayapura and Bagalkot districts, triggering panic among residents.

The tremors were felt at 6.21 a.m. in Vijayapura city, Nagathana, Aliyabad, Ghonasagi, Kallakavatagi, Somadevarahatti, Indi and Basavana Bagewadi in Vijayapura district.

Vijayapura District Commissioner Vijayamahantesh Danammanavar appealed to the people not to worry as authorities were gathering information regarding the incident.

Meanwhile, in Bagalkot, the tremors were felt in multiple locations of Jamkhandi town and surrounding areas.

The district authorities are in consultation with the National Centre for Seismology and Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority.

This is not the first time the state has experienced tremors of this intensity in recent times, and several such instances have been reported in the last month.


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