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5.9 magnitude quake strikes Andaman & Nicobar islands

Sun Online Desk     14th March, 2017 01:37:59 printer

5.9 magnitude quake strikes Andaman & Nicobar islands

An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck Andaman & Nicobar Islands at 8:21 am onn Tuesday at a depth of 10 kilo meters.

 

According to National Centre for Seismology the epicentre of the quake was in the Nicobar Islands region.

 

However, it was not so powerful as to merit a tsunami warning. India has a dedicated tsunami warning centre that sends alerts to states and neighbouring littoral countries in case of an earthquake.

 

There were no reports of any loss of life or property after the earthquake.

 

Another earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale jolted Kathua in North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir at 5:48 AM.

 

After the tsunami that hit India in 2004, India has a tsunami alert centre which immediately alerts states and neighbouring countries in case there is a threat of tsunami.

 

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