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5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Andaman And Nicobar Islands

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New Delhi: ‪‪A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook the Andaman Islands on Tuesday morning. No casualties or damage have been reported. The moderate intensity quake struck at around 8:09 am.

The Indian Meteorological Department said in a preliminary report that the epicentre of the quake was 12.3 degrees North latitude and 93.0 degrees East longitude.

Earlier on January 14, a  moderate earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale, was recorded off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The epicentre of the quake, that occurred at 9.28 pm, was a point at 10 degrees North latitude and 93.1 degrees East longitude, the IMD had said in the report.

The depth of the tremor was 10 km.

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