New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A loud, booming sound was heard across the eastern Bengaluru on Wednesday at around 2 pm, after which the Bengaluru police launched a probe to ascertain the source of the sound. However, initial reports by the police suggested no damage to anything.

The booming sound was heard near the Whitefield area of the eastern part of the city. The noise was also heard in Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Kundanahalli, HAL, Kammanahalli, Cooke Town, Vivek Nagar, Ramamurthy Nagar, Koramangala, Hosur Road, CV Raman Nagar, and HSR Layout, according to a report by Hindustan Times.

“A booming sound was heard across Eastern Bengaluru. We are trying to ascertain the source of the sound. We have conducted searches on the ground in the Whitefield area but so far there is no damage to anything”, M N Anucheth, DCP, Whitefield Division, Bengaluru said as quoted by news agency ANI.

"An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of a super-sonic sound in the city this afternoon (around 1.30 p.m.) after it set off panic and rumours of a quake or explosion due to mining blast," an official of the state Natural Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said as quoted by IANS..

Ruling out an earthquake as the cause of the unusual sound, a Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Committee official said seismo meters did not capture any ground vibration, which occurs during a mild tremor."The activity is a loud unknown noise," said the official in a brief press note.

Amid these speculations by the official authorities, netizens also raised quetions on the booming sound. While some residents said they heard a ‘boom,’ and a ‘thunderous noise,’ others felt tremors and windows rattling for as long as five seconds. Many others also said that it could be a sonic boom created by a fighter aircraft.

“Wth just happened in Bangalore, did it happen everywhere in Bangalore? Whole house just shook for seconds…(sic)” a user posted on Twitter. 

“Sounds of explosion or a sudden jolt of tremor being reported from all parts of #Bangalore. Could this be an #earthquake Did you guys feel this too?” tweeted another.



(With agencies inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan