5.8 magnitude quake hits Nicobar Islands

Last Updated: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:16

New Delhi: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted India`s Nicobar Islands early Thursday.

The quake hit the islands at 1.12 am, Xinhua quoted the US Geological Survey (USGS) as saying.

The temblor`s epicentre, with a depth of 1.00 km, was initially determined to be at 7.8365 degrees north latitude and 94.0158 degrees east longitude.
Situated in the south-east of the Bay of Bengal, the Nicobar Islands comprises 22 large and small islands, of which only 12 have inhabitants.

IANS



First Published: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:16

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