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Moderate intensity tremors hit A&N Islands

The quake of 5.6 magnitude on Richter scale had its epicentre off the south coast of Great Nicobar Island.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2005 08:40 IST
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A moderate intensity earthquake hit the Great Nicobar region in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago early on Monday, Meteorological department said in Port Blair.

The quake of 5.6 magnitude on Richter scale had its epicentre off the south coast of Great Nicobar Island, it said.

The tremors were felt at 3.43 am, the weather department said.

Tremors have become a common feature in the region, which was devastated by tsunami waves triggered by a massive undersea earthquake off Sumatra Island on December 26.

First Published: Mar 14, 2005 08:40 IST

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