Andaman and Nicobar hit with nine medium intensity earthquakes in two hours, last tremor measured 5.2 magnitude

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

Press Trust of India April 01, 2019 13:46:31 IST
Andaman and Nicobar hit with nine medium intensity earthquakes in two hours, last tremor measured 5.2 magnitude
  • Nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday morning

  • 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

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

Andaman and Nicobar hit with nine medium intensity earthquakes in two hours last tremor measured 52 magnitude

Representational image. Reuters

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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