#AceBreakingNews – BAY OF BENGAL – May 21 – An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal region on Wednesday night, officials from the Indian earthquake monitoring network said.
The epicentre was 10 km below sea level but there is no tsunami alert, said officials from the Indian tsunami warning centre in Hyderabad.
The quake struck at 9:51 pm, about 275 km south east of the Paradip port in Odisha.
Tremors were felt across India, in Delhi-NCR, Chennai, Kolkata and Odisha. In Delhi, many residents said that aftershocks lasted for 40 seconds.
The region is not prone to earthquakes, so it is puzzling seismologists as to why a quake has struck so close to the east coast of India.
In the past, earthquakes have occurred mostly in the region around the Andaman and Nicobar islands which are prone to quakes.
It will take many weeks to resolve why an earthquake struck so close to the coast of India.
#AceWorldNews India has put on hold the search and rescue operation of the Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing 777 that disappeared on March 8.
After searching the homes of pilots of the missing aircraft, Malaysian authorities now believe that flight MH370 was hijacked.
According to the latest reports, signals stopped coming from the aircraft after it changed course and was flying above the Indian Ocean.
India has been conducting searches in two areas, one around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and another in the Bay of Bengal.
Editor: of course all of this is conjecture and can not be substantiated.
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