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5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman & Nicobar islands

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:12
5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman & Nicobar islands

Port Blair: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter Scale hit Nicobar Islands Region around 08:21 am on Tuesday.

No injury or damage reported.

"The earthquake was experienced at 8.21 am," said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) official.

According to the IMD, the earthquake, termed moderate, occurred at a point 6.4 degrees north latitude and 92.2 degrees east longitude in Nicobar Islands. 

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.

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

First Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 09:40
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