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5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale ratteled Andaman Islands region on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The quake struck at around 6:09 am and was situated at a depth of 10 kilometres, the agency said.

This comes a day after an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale shook Nicobar Islands region in the wee hours of Tuesday. The quake struck at around 2:04 am and was situated at a depth of 10 kilometres.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is prone to frequent earthquakes.

On April 1, a total of 20 earthquakes, all of which were of medium intensity, had struck the region.

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First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 08:14 IST