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Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hits Nicobar Islands

There have been no reports of death or destruction so far. 

Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hits Nicobar Islands

An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck Nicobar Islands region at 4:44 am on Saturday morning. There have been no reports of death or destruction so far. 

The earthquake had a depth of 10-km, a latitude of 7.3 degrees N and longitude of 94.4 degrees East. 

The island was struck with another quake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale on February 28. 

Twin earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale had struck the Andaman Islands within a span of 10 minutes on March 23, the Indian Meteorological Department said. 

The first quake hit the island region at 4:59 pm. It had a latitude of 14.2 N and longitude of 92.9 East with a depth of 10 km.

The second quake, with a latitude of 14.0 North, longitude of 93.1 East and depth of 60 km, struck at 5:09 pm.