Andaman And Nicobar Islands Hit By 9 Earthquakes In 2 Hours

The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 AM, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.

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Andaman And Nicobar Islands Hit By 9 Earthquakes In 2 Hours

The Andaman and the Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. The magnitude of the earthquakes ranged from 4.7 to 5.2
  2. The first earthquake occurred at 5.14 am, while the last at 6.54 am
  3. The Andaman and the Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes

Nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Monday morning, all in a span of two hours, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 AM, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.

The last jolt was recorded at 6.54 AM with a magnitude of 5.2, it said.

The Andaman and the Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.

It is also not unusual for the islands to witness more than two-three quakes a day.

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