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  1. Earthquake in Andaman Islands: Two quakes hit region in quick succession

Earthquake in Andaman Islands: Two quakes hit region in quick succession

Two medium-intensity earthquakes hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago within a span of less than two hours today, the Indian Meteorological Department said here.

By: | Kolkata | Updated: October 2, 2017 1:32 AM
Two medium-intensity earthquakes hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago within a span of less than two hours today, the Indian Meteorological Department said here. (Representative Image/Reuters)

Two medium-intensity earthquakes hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago within a span of less than two hours today, the Indian Meteorological Department said here. According to the National Centre for Seismology, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Islands at 6.19 pm, followed by another at 8:05 pm. The second earthquake had a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale.

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the quakes was in the Andaman Islands region and occurred at a depth of 10-km. The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago falls under a high seismic zone. “It’s quite a normal phenomenon. The earthquake was not so powerful as to issue a tsunami warning,” an officer of the National Centre for Seismology told PTI.

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