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Moderate intensity earthquake hits Andaman Islands, second one in two days

Port Blair: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.3 magnitude on the Richter Scale struck the Andaman Islands in the early hours on Thursday. This was the second earthquake in the region in two days. No reports of casualties or material damage are known yet. This was  the fifth earthquake  at the islands this year.

On Wednesday, another earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted Nicobar Islands.  According to the  National Centre for Seismology (NCS),  the depth of the earthquake was  10 km. The  epicentre was found at Latitude: 9.32 and Longitude: 94.03, respectively.

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Earlier on July 29, a strong earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale struck Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Earlier  in January this year, an earthquake of 4.9 magnitude hit the Andaman Sea of Andaman and Nicobar islands. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake was 77 kilometres in depth.A magnitude 5 earthquake  jolted  the Nicobar region of the islands in March this year. The National Centre for Seismology had said that the quake was at a depth of 10 km.

Last year, the islands had endured 22 earthquakes in a span of 24 hours ranging from 3.8 magnitude to 5 magnitude.






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