6 magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Port Blair, March 14: An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck Andaman & Nicobar Islands at 8:21 am at a depth of 10 kilo meters. According to National Centre for Seismology the epicentre of the quake was in the Nicobar Islands region.

6 magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The strong earthquake that struck the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago however, was not so powerful as to merit a tsunami warning. After the tsunami that hit India in 2004, India has a tsunami alert centre which immediately alerts states and neighbouring countries in case there is a threat of tsunami.

There were no reports of any loss of life or property after the earthquake. India on Tuesday also experienced a mild earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Ritcher scale jolted Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir at 5:48 am.

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