People in Mysuru witnessed a strange event on Thursday afternoon. Many reported hearing a huge blast which left some buildings shaking. There was panic in certain areas of the city as people feared the tremors were caused by an earthquake but no damage to life or property was reported. The blast was heard around 12.30 pm on Thursday afternoon in Kuvempunagar, Saraswathipuram, VV Puram, Paduvarahalli and Yadavgiri. The blast resulted in tremors that shook buildings and sent windows clattering. Residents of these areas say they thought it was an earthquake as their houses shook due to intensity of the blast. "Vessels kept in the kitchen fell off the shelves and the buildings were shaking," a resident said. Many ran out and stood in front of their houses for more than 30 minutes after the blast was heard. An official from Department of Mines and Geology said, "It's very early to come any kind of conclusion about the source of the blast. People are in a panic assuming that it is an earthquake. The sound could have easily been caused by a quarry blast. The actual reason of the sound will be known only after proper study is done." A similar incident was reported from some villages in Ivarapalli in Baagepalli Taluk and near Andhra border in Chikkaballapur district on Wednesday night. People of Peddumekepalli, Venkatramanapalli, Laghumaddepalli and other parts of the taluk reported hearing a loud sound around 7 pm on Wednesday. "A huge sound was heard for nearly five seconds and we experienced shaking of buildings. Many villagers came out of their houses. Once again, around 9 pm in the night, villagers experienced a similar sound along with shaking of buildings," a village resident said. Reportedly, many villagers stayed outside their house till 10.30pm. There has been no damage caused to life or property. Everyone assumed that it was an earthquake, albeit a mild one. As no crushers were being used in and around the village, the possibility of this being an earthquake is higher.