5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit off Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, within a week of the high intensity quake that hit Nepal and adjoining areas including parts of India.

The moderate intensity earthquake jolted the Andaman islands at 2:29 pm, said an official of the India Meteorological Department.

The epicentre of the quake lies 135 kilometers away from Port Blair.

The depth of the earthquake was measured as 10 km, IMD said in a statement.

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

A 6.7 magnitude quake hit off Papua New Guinea yesterday and another measuring 7.1 magnitude today, but there were no reports of any serious damage.

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