Bengalureans were in a tizzy after a huge sound was heard in various parts of the city on Wednesday afternoon. Many took it to be a tremor, but that was ruled out by the authorities.
Some residents said they heard a thunderous noise at around 1.45 pm, while others felt their windows rattle for a few seconds.
The sound was heard in many places, including Electronics City, Bannerghatta Road, Banashankari, Koramangala, HAL, ISRO Layout, Banashankari, Ramamurthy Nagar, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Kundanahalli, Kammanahalli, CV Raman Nagar, Whitefield and HSR Layout.
Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) Director Srinivas Reddy tweeted: “The activity reported in Bengaluru is not due to an earthquake. The seismometers did not capture any ground vibration as generally happens during a mild tremor. The activity is purely a loud unknown noise.”
The activity reported in Bengaluru is not due to an Earthquake. The Seismometers did not capture any Ground Vibration as generally happens during a mild Tremor. The activity is purely a loud unknown noise.— KSNDMC (@KarnatakaSNDMC) May 20, 2020
City police commissioner Bhaskar Rao said, “No damage reported anywhere. We also got information that the sound was heard from the international airport to Hebbagodi. No calls to 100 till now of any damage. We have also asked the Air Force Control Room to check if this was a flight or supersonic sound.”