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5.4 magnitude quake hits Nicobar Islands

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted India's Nicobar Islands on early Saturday.

delhi Updated: Dec 05, 2011 07:29 IST
IANS

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted India's Nicobar Islands on early Saturday.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the temblor hit the Nicobar Islands at 1.07am, Xinhua reported.

The quake's epicentre, with a depth of 38.70 km, was initially determined to be at 7.7615 degrees north latitude and 93.9754 degrees east longitude.

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

First Published: Dec 03, 2011 08:16 IST