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Nine earthquakes hit Andaman-Nicobar Islands in span of two hours

PTI
Published : Apr 1, 2019, 9:53 am IST
Updated : Apr 1, 2019, 9:53 am IST

The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 am, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.

The Andaman and the Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes. (Photo: AFP)
 The Andaman and the Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes. (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: Nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Monday morning, all in a span of two hours, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 am, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.

 

The last jolt was recorded at 6.54 am with a magnitude of 5.2, it said.

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.

Tags: andaman and nicobar islands, earthquakes
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi