India has been a busy country in the world of cricket with the senior side creating history in the West Indies and the junior side fighting hard for supremacy in Australia.

The India A side is currently on tour to Australia for a quadrangular series with South Africa A the other team.

The Men in Blue were off to the worst start possible as they lost their first game by 8wickets after being bowled out for 55 runs against the Australia A side.

However, they bounced back strongly and managed to steal a convincing 3 wicket victory against South Africa A in the second match of the series in Townsville.

But it is now reported that India A side that was in Queensland after the end of the game felt tremors late last night.

According to reports from Australian media, the north of Queensland was affected by an earthquake of the magnitude of 5.8 which was recorded off the coast of Bowen.

It is also revealed that the tremors were felt as far North as Cairns and as far south as Mackay. It is also revealed that there is no immediate tsunami warning for the island.

It is understood that buildings across the city are being evacuated include the Ville Resort and Casino, Main Roads office, and the Telstra building.

According to Geoscience Australia, an undersea earthquake was the cause of the tremors in Queensland and that the quake struck around 65 kilometres offshore of Bowen around 2.30pm.

Though Geoscience Australia said that a tsunami was not an impossible event, Bureau of Meteorology says there was no threat to Australia.

“There is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, islands or territories,” the Bureau said in a statement issued shortly after the quake struck.

It is understood that there was no loss of property or life and that all the affected areas were evacuated successfully.

The India A team that was stuck in Townsville are now reportedly safe in their hotels and will be staying there ahead of their game against National Performance Squad on the 21st of August.

Let’s wish them a safe tour of the island.


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