New Delhi, Jun 22: An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale hit Nicobar Islands Region during wee hours on Friday morning. The medium intensity jolt was felt at 1.59 AM. No immediate reports of casualties, injuries or damage to property were received till the time of filing this report. Also Read - Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake Hits Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh
The epicentre of the quake was located at latitude 7.4 degree north and longitude 94.6 degree east, according to India Meteorological Department. Also Read - Earthquake Jolts Sikkim-Nepal Border, Tremors Felt in Assam, Bihar, Bengal
“An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale hit Nicobar Islands Region at 1.59 am this morning,” a tweet posted by news agency ANI read quoting IMD-Earthquake Also Read - Earthquake Jolts Los Angeles, Center East of LA International Airport
Nicobar Island is a part of union territory Andaman and Nicobar.
Meanwhile more details are awaited.
Earlier on February 12, an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude hit the Andaman Islands. As per the meteorological department, the earthquake occurred at around 8: 09 AM. No casualties or damage were reported.