No loss of life or property has been reported so far. Mild shocks were experienced at about 8.03 AM in Sarguja division of Chhattisgarh and Jabalpur-Umaria-Shahdol area of Madhya Pradesh.
The epicentre of the earthquake, of magnitude 5 on the Richter scale, was about 150 kms from Jabalpur division, Raipur Met office director M L Sahu told PTI.
"It appears to be a low intensity earthquake with its epicentre nearly 150 kms away from Jabalpur," a scientist in-charge of Observatory at Bargi hills near Jabalpur said.
A report from Shahdol said the earthquake lasted for nearly 20-30 seconds, forcing people to come out of their houses in Shahdol-Annoppur area.