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5.9 magnitude quake strikes Andaman & Nicobar islands

A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago on Tuesday morning.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2017 12:05 IST
A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago on Tuesday morning.
A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago on Tuesday morning.(Representative Photo)

A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago on Tuesday morning.

According to National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake, whose epicentre was in the Nicobar islands region, occurred at 8:21 AM at a depth of 10 kms.

However, it was not so powerful as to merit a tsunami warning. India has a dedicated tsunami warning centre that sends alerts to states and neighbouring littoral countries in case of an earthquake.

There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property.

Another earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale jolted Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir at 5:48 AM.