Earthquake jolts Nicobar Islands


Nicobar, May 26: An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 struck the Andaman and Nicobar islands on Saturday at 7.49 AM.

The quake was relatively mild and is unlikely to have caused any damage to properties. No civilian casualties have either been reported.

“An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Nicobar Islands today at 7:49 AM,” said the statement issued by the India Meteorological Department.

The earthquake came four days after tremors of similar intensity were reported off the Andaman coast. On May 22, tremors of 5.6 magnitude struck 108-km east of Mayabunder at 6:09 am in the morning. Low-intensity impact was reported from parts of Andaman & Nicobar neighbouring Myanmar.

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