Earthquake of 6 magnitude hits Nicobar Islands; no tsunami alert issued as sea levels show no major rise

  • A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically-vulnerable Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • No tsunami alert was issued for the archipelago

  • There were no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to property

Port Blair: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically-prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Thursday, National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

There was no tsunami alert issued as sea levels around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands showed no major rise, said INCOIS (Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services) director SPS Shenoi.

The earthquake hit the region at 8.43 am and its epicentre was Nicobar Islands region. There were no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to property, officials said.

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Updated Date: Jan 17, 2019 10:50:27 IST