The journalists covering the Indian Premier League match between host Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians were rattled out of their wits as the hanging press box here at the Eden Gardens started to shake after Kolkata was hit by tremors from an earthquake. Read: >Mohan Bagan safe in earthquake-hit Myanmar

With the memory of the March 31 flyover collapse in the city (that killed 26 people) still fresh in the minds of everyone, the scribes made a beeline for the exit as the whole structure started trembling. The incident happened during the toss, which took place as usual as there was hardly anything felt on the ground. The impact was felt higher up in the cantilevered structure which houses the press box.

The facility, housing around 80 journalists at that moment, looked almost deserted as most thought of relocating to a safer place.

A search on the internet showed a 6.9 magnitude earthquake in the neighbouring Myanmar but the incident seem to provide a nice prelude to the explosive action waiting to happen at the centre of the magnificent Eden Gardens.