Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mysterious thud rocks Bangalore

Mysterious thud rocks Bangalore

Conspiracy theories galore. stumped met officials call up new delhi for clues

Team DNA. Bangalore

On Tuesday, Bangalore woke up to a loud thud that shook up the entire city. Minutes after the "blast", local fire and police stations were flooded with calls from anxious residents fearing a blast had happened.
Some people said they heard the "blast" in Whitefiled near the Sai Baba Ashram. The police, who immediately rushed to the spot, found nothing. "We checked the place thoroughly but we don't know what caused the sound. It could be from a fire cracker," deputy commissioner of police (South East) BNS Reddy said.
Some people thought it was an earthquake. Met officials were scratching their heads, trying to figure out what exactly caused the huge noise. The only seismic observatory unit in Karnataka is in Mangalore and they too didn't read anything unusual.
The Met department made some calls to Delhi but they ruled out the quake angle, IMD Bangalore director B Puttanna told DNA.
"It was too intense," the deputy commissioner said. The loud noise was heard by those in Old Madras Road, Banaswadi and Indiranagar too.
"It could be a quarry blast. I heard the earth shaking sound around 10.30 am," said an Indiranagar resident.
"It was so loud and earth-shaking. We ran out immediately," Anjanappa, a Whitefield resident, told DNA.
Till late Tuesday evening, all officials had no clue what had happened. Even the mines and geology department were clueless.
Mangalore missed the reading because its seismograph, an instrument that reads quake intensities, was low on battery.
The other seismic unit at Gowri Bidnur had no idea about the noise. The Met department now want New Delhi to clear a plan for a seismic observatory unit at the Jnana Bharathi campus in Bangalore University.

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 4:47:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger Maragathavalli said...

We had it again this morning around 8 AM...

 

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