Business Today
Loading...

5.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman Islands; no casualty reported

The quake touched a depth of 10 kilometers and took place at around 7.30 AM.

twitter-logo BusinessToday.In   New Delhi     Last Updated: April 8, 2019  | 11:43 IST
5.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman Islands; no casualty reported
The last jolt was reported on April 6 in Nicobar Island

An earthquake measuring 5.0 in the Richter scale hit the Andaman Islands this morning, as per the Meteorological Department. The quake touched a depth of 10 kilometers and took place at around 7.30 AM.

Earthquake of Magnitude:5.0, Occurred on:08-04-2019, 07:24:53 IST, Lat:13.2 N & Long: 95.4 E, Depth: 10 Km, Region:Andaman Islands Region pic.twitter.com/Sry0qoXm0X

No casualties or damage has been reported so far.

The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes. Recently, nine medium intensity earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 4.7 to 5.2 had jolted the archipelago on April 1, all in a span of two hours, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

The last jolt was reported on April 6 in Nicobar Island, as per the Met department. It was recorded 4.6 on the Richter scale.

The India Meteorological department, which is also known as the Met department, is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Indian Government. It is the central agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology.

(Edited by: Nehal Solanki)

Also read: Earthquake in Manipur: Magnitude 5.2 tremors rock North-east, no casualties reported

Also read: Plans afoot to make Andamans major tourist attraction like Maldives, Mauritius

Youtube
  • Print

  • COMMENT
BT-Story-Page-B.gif
A    A   A
close