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Twin quakes hit Nicobar, no Tsunami threat

Two moderate intensity earthquakes hit the Nicobar Islands on Wednesday, however there is no threat of a Tsunami, initial reports said.



Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Two moderate intensity earthquakes hit the Nicobar Islands on Wednesday, however there is no threat of a Tsunami, initial reports said.

The first earthquake measured 5.2 on the Richter Scale and was recorded at 01:23:21 PM at epicentre located at 8.973°N, 93.963°E, 326 km South South East of Port Blair and 1562 km East South East of Chennai.

The first quake was immediately followed by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in the same region 9.042°N, 94.097°E at 1.42.24 PM at a depth of 13.8 km.
The same region was rattled by a powerful earthquake measuring 8.2 – epicentre near Sumatra coast - on April 11.

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