6.5-magnitude quake jolts Andaman and Nicobar islands, no tsunami threat

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March 21, 2014

NEW DELHI: The Andaman and Nicobar islands were jolted by an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale this evening but chances of Tsunami are ruled out, the government said.

"An earthquake measuring 6.5 on Richter scale occurred some 70 kms east of Indira Point at 7.11pm today.

March 21, 2014

NEW DELHI: The Andaman and Nicobar islands were jolted by an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale this evening but chances of Tsunami are ruled out, the government said.

"An earthquake measuring 6.5 on Richter scale occurred some 70 kms east of Indira Point at 7.11pm today.

"We do not see any threat of a Tsunami warning due to this. However, we have issued a general warning and have kept our system on high alert," said Shailesh Nayak, ​ ministry of earth sciences (MoES) secretary.

The Andaman Sea and southern part of Indian Ocean is prone to earthquakes, MoES officals said.


Courtesy: PTI