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Andaman and Nicobar Islands hit by nine earthquakes in two hours today

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

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New Delhi Updated on: April 01, 2019 11:02 IST
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Nine earthquakes hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands were hit by nine medium intensity earthquakes early Monday. The magnitudes of the tremors ranged from 4.7 to 5.2, all in a span of two hours. The information was confirmed by the National Centre for Seismology.

The first jolt was recorded at 5.14 AM, with a magnitude of 4.9, while the last tremor was felt as 6.54 AM, with a magnitude of 5.2, it said. The first jolt was followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.

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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