5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Port Blair, May 22: A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale rattled Andaman Islands region on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The quake struck at around 6:09 am and was situated at a depth of 10 kilometres, the agency said.
This comes a day after an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale shook Nicobar Islands region in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The quake struck at around 2:04 am and was situated at a depth of 10 kilometres.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is prone to frequent earthquakes.
On April 1, a total of 20 earthquakes, all of which were of medium intensity, had struck the region.