Earthquake of 5.6 magnitude struck Andaman Islands

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck Andaman Islands on Tuesday morning. However, no loss of life/injuries or property has been reported as of now.

Earthquake of 5.6 magnitude struck Andaman Islands

The quake stuck at around 8:09 am which had a depth of 10 km below the surface.

However, a 5.6-magnitude quake is considered moderate. While, an earthquake must measure at least 6 on the Richter Scale to be considered strong.

The Andaman and Nicobar islands fall into the "Very Severe Intensity" seismic zone, the fifth in a rubric defined by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

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