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Moderate earthquake jolts Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Island region at about 2.45 PM on Friday.

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata |
May 1, 2015 4:03:09 pm
Andaman and Nicobar earthquake, Andaman and Nicobar earthquake 2015, earthquake, earthquake 2015, richter scale, india news, nation news, news A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Island region on Friday. (Image source: USGS)

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Island region at about 2.45 PM on Friday.

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The depth of the earthquake was measured as 10 km, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement.

Reports of damage to properties or life have not been received so far, it said.

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The earthquake comes within a week of the high intensity quake that hit Nepal and adjoining areas including parts of India last Saturday.

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