07:23 GMT11 August 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): A mysterious loud boom in Bangalore, known as India’s Silicon Valley, has left citizens in a panic. While some suspected it to be a high-intensity earthquake, others described it as a “thunderous noise”. Fears are growing as India braces for super cyclone Amphan to make landfall later today.

    Memes travelled faster than the news, as bewildered residents of Bangalore voiced concerns over the mysterious noise they heard on Wednesday afternoon. Videos of the incident flooded social media in which at least more than one loud “explosion” was heard.

    Stating no damage has been reported in the city, the local Police chief, said he were trying to ascertain the source of noise while the air force has been contacted to ascertain if a plane had caused it.

    ​The incident led to an avalanche of reactions on Twitter, with #Bangalore trending. Several made fun of the incident and shared memes claiiming the country is under attack from aliens.

    Some suspected it to be the effect of super cyclone Aphamn, which is expected to make landfall on India’s eastern coast today.

    Reports of an earthquake were dismissed by the state's disaster management centre. “The seismometers did not capture any ground vibration as generally happens during a mild tremor. The activity is purely a loud unknown noise,” Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) confirmed.  


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