Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 jolts Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Sakal Times News Desk
Friday, 17 July 2020

On Friday, an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The series of an earthquake hitting the scenic Andaman and Nicobar Islands continues. On Friday, an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  As per the details from National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the tremors hit 250 km East of Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The National Centre for Seismology stated that earthquake hit the region at 10:31 am. All the concerned authorities are monitoring the condition.

There were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property, they said.

An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale hit north Andaman and Nicobar Island region on Monday, July 13. The shakes of the quake were felt at 2:36 am. This is the fourth earthquake felt in between June and July. As earlier on June 28, a tremor of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter Scale had hit near Diglipur of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on June 10, an earthquake of scale 4.3 on the Richter scale had hit in the area at 2.17 am.

Earlier on Friday, an earthquake of magnitude 3.9 took place at 4:55 am, 88 km east of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir.

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