Chennai, Apr 11: Royal Challengers Bangalore reached Chennai this evening ahead of their third clash against Chennai Super Kings in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
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The city was shocked to witness the tremors in the afternoon at around 2.08 pm. A massive earthquake in Indonesia measuring 8.7 on the richter scale rocked the eastern coast of India, followed by a Tsunami alert. Chennai was also among a few cities that was affected by the massive earthquake at Indonesia.
Tremors were felt in Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata.Tsunami centre has issued a warning for 28 nations following the massive earthquake at Indonesia.
RCB players unaware of the situation boarded the flight and reached Chennai. Though everything seems to be corrected, as the central government has taken measures to evacuate the coastal areas, due to a high alert.
RCB's AB deVilliers who also reached Chennai this evening, tweeted on a social networking site, after he heard the news about the earthquake that rocked the city in the afternoon, and is hopeful for a good match without Tsunami.
"Arrived in Chennai a while ago & on the bus to the hotel now. Heard about the earthquake(8.9), Chennai not too far away. No tsunami please," he tweeted.
Theatres in Bangalore were shut down while many companies called it a day after tremors were felt in the city. Will Chennai follow Bangalore's foot steps?
With a match scheduled on Thursday at M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, will it take place on schedule is the question that leaves everyone pondering.