Earthquakes of various magnitude are known to our people as judged by reference to such events in our ancient texts including Ramayana.
The peninsular terrain of southern India was generally considered to be a stable zone free from major devastating earthquakes. However it does not rule out the posibility of having minor eathquakes. Minor tremors are usually felt in the monsoon season in the coastal Karavali / Tulunadu due to imbalances (especially the overload and choking of flood waters )in the coastal rivers. Recently a minor tremor occurred at coastal Tottam village near Malpe and Udupi, on 22nd August 2009.
Check a short note on this minor tremor that fortunately lasted for only a few of minutes.
Tottam tremor 2009
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