An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale shook Odisha and many eastern Indian States on Wednesday evening.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), which recorded the time of the earthquake at 9.52 pm, said no tsunami alert has been issued.
Reports from coastal towns of Puri, Paradip, Bhadrak, Gopalpur and Berhampur said that people felt the tremors for several seconds. It lasted for about 10 seconds in some parts of Bhubaneswar, whereas in Puri, the impact was felt for about 5 to 10 seconds.
At least 50 people sustained minor injuries in a stampede soon after the tremors were felt. No damage has been reported as yet.