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5.8 magnitude quake hits Nicobar Islands

IANS  New Delhi, December 01, 2011
First Published: 02:20 IST(1/12/2011) | Last Updated: 16:36 IST(2/12/2011)

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted India's Nicobar Islands early Thursday.

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The quake hit the islands at 1.12 am, Xinhua quoted the US Geological Survey (USGS) as saying.

The temblor's epicentre, with a depth of 1.00 km, was initially determined to be at 7.8365 degrees north latitude and 94.0158 degrees east longitude.

Situated in the south-east of the Bay of Bengal, the Nicobar Islands comprises 22 large and small islands, of which only 12 have inhabitants.

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