Madikeri: Just days after an earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale (magnitude) hit Hassan district and parts of Kodagu (Madikeri taluk) in the wee hours of June 23, another quake jolted Kodagu yesterday at 9.10 am at Karike village.
Tremors were felt around 10 to 20 kilometres from Karike Gram Panchayat covering areas like Koynadu, Karike, Sampaje, Chembu, Peraje and various parts of Sullia taluk in Dakshina Kannada like Markanja, Kodappala, Adthale, Goonadka and Aranthodu.
A loud sound was heard from below the earth and the tremors were felt for up to four to five seconds. Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr. K.V. Rajendra said that people from Sampaje and Aranthodu areas in Sullia informed him of the tremors they felt for a few seconds in the morning.
“The Karnataka State Disaster Management Cell confirmed that the quake measured 2.3 on Richter Scale. Several houses developed cracks on the walls and many also experienced their kitchen utensils shaking. The Karnataka State Disaster Management Cell has confirmed the tremor and no causalities had been reported.
The district disaster management authority has been put on alert. The Village Accountants (VAs) will assess the damage, if any, caused to houses,” the DC said. He asked residents to come out of their houses if they experience tremors.