An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale has jolted Nicobar Islands on August 2, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported.
The earthquake occured at around 5:40 am in the morning hours with its depth registered at 10 km. According to NCS, its epicentre was found at Latitude: 9.32 and Longitude: 94.03, respectively.
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“Earthquake of Magnitude:5.0, Occurred on 02-08-2023, 05:40:11 IST, Lat: 9.32 & Long: 94.03, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: Nicobar islands,” the NCS tweeted.
No reports of casualties or material damage are known yet.
Further details are awaited.
Another recent earthquake
In a separate incident, on the morning of July 29, a seismic event of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale shook the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The earthquake occurred at 12:53 am local time and was approximately 126 km South East (SE) of Port Blair.
The National Centre for Seismology reported that the earthquake had a depth of 69 km and took place at coordinates 10.75 latitude and 93.47 longitude.
Earlier, on July 9, an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hit the South East of Campbell Bay in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, according to the NCS. The earthquake hit Campbell Bay at 7:39 pm, at a depth of 70 kms.