An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck in the Bay of Bengal region on Tuesday morning.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicentre of the quake was 10 km below sea level.
Meanwhile, a bulletin of India Meteorological Department reported that mild tremors were felt in the regions 600 km east-northeast of Chennai around 7 a.m.
The areas closer to the coastal region felt the impact of moderate intensity. However, no casualty or damage to property was reported.
So far, no tsunami warning has been given.
Earthquakes and tsunamis have occurred mostly in the region around the Andaman and Nicobar islands earlier in the past. The state and the entire southern belt was hit by the worst tsunami in 2004.
A number of residents of Chennai took to social media to share about the tremors felt near Tidal Park.