The quake occurred today at around 8:32AM in Bay of Bengal at a depth of 10km.
The IMD has predicted formation of a fresh low pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal & adjoining Andaman Sea around November 16.
While releasing the salient features of the southwest monsoon season over Odisha in 2022, the IMD said three depressions formed in the month of August also caused excess (132% of LPA) rainfall over the state.
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Clearing air on the speculations surrounding formation of a cyclone, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday stated that there is every possibility that a cyclonic storm is likely to form over Bay of Bengal over next few days.
As per the September forecast, low pressure systems might bring good rainfall in Odisha every week throughout the month and that is what has happened so far, said Mohapatra.
As per IMD, the monsoon trough lies to the north of normal position and it would continue till September 5.
Odisha is likely to witness more rainfall activity this weekend as a fresh low pressure area is likely to form over North Bay of Bengal around August 13.
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Some fishermen reported to be residents from Chikiti area of Ganjam district were returning from Vishakhapatnam to Ganjam on a boat. However due to some technical glitches in the boat, they were left stuck in the sea around 1 km from the coast near Sonepur in Ganjam, Jena told reporters.
The deep depression, which is currently lying at 1100 km south-southeast of Puri over the Bay of Bengal, has turned into a cyclonic storm today, informed India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.
The Depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into a Deep Depression, the India Meteorological Department said in a bulletin on Saturday.
Sweltering heat prevailed over most parts of Odisha on Sunday with as many as eight towns recording temperature of over 40 Degree Celsius even as the Bay of Bengal is set to host a fresh low pressure in three days' time