New Delhi, Apr 20: A 5.0-magnitude earthquake occurred near the Andaman Islands west of Thailand early on Wednesday but no casualties were reported.
According to National Center for Seismology, the earthquake hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, known as a high seismic zone, at the depth of 10 kms at 2:02 AM.
The epicentre was roughly 400 km off the southern Andaman coast of Thailand.
The area around the Andaman and Nicobar islands and the Indonesian archipelago is known to be a high seismic zone and often records tremors. [12 quakes jolt Andaman & Nicobar islands and around in 24 hrs]