Residents of villages around Kalakkad in the district claimed that they experienced mild tremor on Saturday evening.

According to the villagers of Padmaneri, Chidambarapuram, Keezhapaththai, Manjuvilai, all situated around Kalakkad, they experienced mild tremor for a few seconds at 3.30 p.m. and similar shocks could be felt for a couple of seconds at 3.32 p.m.

While the villagers of Manjuvilai and Keezhapaththai claimed that they heard a loud noise before the tremor, others claimed that they only experienced the micro seism that rolled down the vessels on the table.

Though the Department of Geo Technology of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University has set up a seismic observatory for educational purposes at Dohnavur near Kalakkad, a seismically active zone, the equipment reportedly did not pick up any vibrations due to power cut.

While the villagers categorically said that they experienced tremor, the revenue officials said that they did not receive any information in this connection.