PORT BLAIR: Twin earthquakes with magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale struck the Andaman Islands within a span of 10 minutes on Saturday evening, 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.
On March 11, an earthquake measuring 4.8-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Andaman Islands region. Andaman and Nicobar Islands was hit with similar twin earthquakes within a span of less than two hours in October 2017.