Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hits Nicobar Islands

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 20:12

Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Nicobar Islands on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 41.70 km, was initially determined to be at 8.6396 degrees north latitude and 93.7918 degrees east longitude.

However, there was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property.

The 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at 7.08 pm, an Indian Met Department (IMD) report said.

The quake, at a depth of 10km from sea level, took place in the Nicobar Island region, it said.



First Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 19:38

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