New Delhi: An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale hit Andaman Islands Region at 6:44 AM Monday. No casualty or damage to property has been reported so far.
More details are awaited.
Earlier on February 28, an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit the Nicobar Islands during wee hours. No reports of casualties or injuries were received. The mild tremors were felt 5.30 AM, the Indian Meteorological Department was quoted as informing by news agency ANI.
Earlier in January, an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale had struck the Nicobar Islands region. “Earthquake of Magnitude:6.0, Occurred on:17-01-2019, 08:23:07 IST, Lat:7.6 N & Long: 94.5 E, Depth: 84 Km, Region: Nicobar Islands Region,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted. No tsunami warning was issued, and no casualties or injuries were reported. There were no reports of aftershocks either.
In June last year, the region was hit by an earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at 1:59 am, was at a depth of 10km, the Indian Meteorological Department had revealed.