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Monday, March 13, 2017

5.9 Magnitude Quake Strikes Andaman & Nicobar Islands Monday March 14,2017

A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale Monday March 14,2017 hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.
According to National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake, whose epicentre was in the Nicobar Islands region, occurred at 8:21 AM at a depth of 10 kms.
However, it was not so powerful as to merit a tsunami warning. India has a dedicated tsunami warning centre that sends alerts to states and neighbouring littoral countries in case of an earthquake.
There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property.

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