Mild tremors shook some villages in Rayachoti, Chinnamandem and Veeraballe mandals in Rayachoti area of Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday morning.
The tremors that lasted for two to three seconds caused panic among people. Most of them stayed indoors on account of the holiday for Milad-un-Nabi.
Many of ran out of their houses in panic but soon returned when they realised there was no damage. The tremors reportedly caused minor cracks on the walls of some houses in villages bordering Chittoor district.
Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) said it recorded an earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale in Kadapa district. According to the officials of the institute’s seismic observatory, the earthquake was located near Rayachoti around 10.51 a.m. and the location was being monitored.