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4.9 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman islands, no casualties reported


New Delhi, June 18: An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 has struck the regions of Andaman Islands at 3.49 am today.

4.9 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman islands, no casualties reported

The Andaman and Nicobar islands have been experiencing frequent earthquakes over the past month.

On May 26, two medium intensity earthquakes measuring 5.0 and 4.8 on the Richter Scale had struck the Islands region.

[5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands]

The region is prone to earthquakes but no casualties have been reported so far.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is prone to frequent earthquakes.

Meanwhile, the toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings.

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