Quake in western Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An earthquake of slight intensity with a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter scale was experienced in some places of the state`s western region on Saturday, official sources said.

The tremmor which was felt in Bolangir, Nuapada and Kalahandi districts occurred at1.45pm. "The epicentre of the tremmor was at latitude 20.1 degree north and longitude 82.9 degree east in Kalahandi district of Odisha," said A K Sahoo, director in-charge of the Meteorological Centre here.

Though there had been no damage to human lives or properties, people in large number came out of their houses after feeling the tremmor.

"We felt the tremmor twice in quick succession," a resident of Nuapada said.