Panic gripped the people after a mild earthquake was felt in several parts of western Odisha on Wednesday.
The mild tremor was felt in Sambalpur, Deogarh, and Jharsuguda districts and a few other places in the western region in the evening about 5.48 pm.
Many people rushed out of their homes as they felt the mild tremors.
"We clearly felt the tremor for a few seconds. Being terrified, we came out into the open,a said a local from Sambalpur.
However, Bhubaneswar met centre director H.R. Biswas said they have not received any information about a tremor hitting western Odisha so far.