Public Works Department officials are carrying out inspection of the Mettur dam area, which also felt the magnitude 3.3 tremor.

A mild tremor with a magnitude of 3.3 was experienced on July 22 in various parts of Salem district, triggering panic among people who rushed out of their homes.

However, no damage was reported, district officials said.

The tremor was felt at Thivattipatti, Ammapettai, Omalur, Tharamangalam and Kannangurichi for a few seconds around 7.50 a.m., they said.

The tremor was also felt in and around Mettur dam, which was brimming to full, they added.

Districts officials said the tremor was recorded as 3.3 on the Richter scale and there was no cause for concern in the area. Meanwhile, Public Works Department officials are carrying out inspection of the dam area.

Besides, the tremor was felt in a few places in Dharmapuri district, officials added.

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