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Andaman and Nicobar Islands hit by 9 earthquakes in a span of 2 hours

The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 AM, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Andaman and Nicobar
Representative image | File photo of Laxmanpur beach, Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar. Photo: Shutterstock

Nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Monday morning, all in a span of two hours, according to the Centre for Seismology.

The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 AM, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.

The last jolt was recorded at 6.54 AM with a magnitude of 5.2, it said.

The Andaman and the Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.

It is also not unusual for the islands to witness more than two-three quakes a day.

First Published: Mon, April 01 2019. 08:25 IST
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