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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.

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The quake struck at around 6:09 am and was situated at a depth of 10 kilometres, the agency said.

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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.

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