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Twin earthquakes hit Andaman Islands within two hours

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the quakes was in the Andaman Islands region and occurred at a depth of 10-km.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: October 01, 2017 22:21 IST ]
Representational pic - Twin earthquakes hit Andaman Islands
Representational pic - Twin earthquakes hit Andaman Islands within two hours

Two medium-intensity earthquakes hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago within a span of less than two hours today, the Indian Meteorological Department said here. 

According to the National Centre for Seismology, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Islands at 6.19 pm, followed by another at 8:05 pm. 

The second earthquake had a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale. 

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the quakes was in the Andaman Islands region and occurred at a depth of 10-km. 

The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago falls under a high seismic zone. 

"It's quite a normal phenomenon. The earthquake was not so powerful as to issue a tsunami warning," an officer of the National Centre for Seismology said.

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