Moderate quake hits Nicobar Islands

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted India`s Nicobar Islands early Saturday.

New Delhi: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted India`s Nicobar Islands early Saturday.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the temblor hit the Nicobar Islands at 1.07 a.m., Xinhua reported.

The quake`s epicentre, with a depth of 38.70 km, was initially determined to be at 7.7615 degrees north latitude and 93.9754 degrees east longitude.
Located 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

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