Loud sound heard in Bengaluru’s Whitefield area around 1.45 pm; Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre later confirmed that it was not related to any earthquake
Bengaluru: Locals in Bengaluru were shaken by a loud mysterious sound on Wednesday after which netizens took to social media and expressed the panicking situation. According to the details from locals, the loud sound was heard in Bengaluru's Whitefield area around 1.45 pm.
While some residents said they heard a 'boom,' and a 'thunderous sound,' others felt their homes shaking and windows rattling for as long as five seconds. Locals said they earlier thought it to be an earthquake.
The sound was heard as far as Cooke Town, Vivek Nagar, Ramamurthy Nagar, Hosur Road, HAL, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Kundanahalli, Kammanahalli, CV Raman Nagar, Whitefield and HSR Layout in Bengaluru.
With many posts being put up on social media regarding the incident, Bengaluru Police Commissioner said they are investigating into the matter and are looking into the source of the sound.
Meanwhile, no damage was reported anywhere in the city, however, Bengaluru Police Commissioner said they have asked the Air Force Control Room to check if the sound was due any sonic boom of an aircraft.
The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Center (KSNDMC), confirmed that the loud sound was not related to any earthquake.
Jagdish, who is a scientific officer at Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, informed the media that the sound was not due to any seismic movements.
"We have monitored the seismometers in the area and everything seems fine. Therefore we can say affirmatively that the sound was not due to an earthquake," said Jagdish.