Moderate earthquake hits Andaman

03 July 2005 | 12:42 Code : 5304 Geoscience events
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A moderate intensity earthquake has hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands, according to the Meteorological Department.
A moderate intensity earthquake has hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands, according to the Meteorological Department.

No casualties, however, have been reported so far.

The quake, felt late last night, was measured 5.1 on the Richter scale and had the epicentre at 14.0 deg N, 93.4 deg E in the North Andaman region, a preliminary Met report said.

The region, which said to be located above several fault lines, is prone to tremblors.

December 26 tsunami, which created havoc on the island-cluster was also triggered by a powerful earthquake in Indonesia.

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