12 Earthquakes Jolt Andaman in 24 Hours


New Delhi: The Sea around the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago has witnessed 12 earthquakes in 24 hours, with almost all measuring 5 and more on the Richter scale, however, no tsunami alert has been issued.

The region saw nine quakes yesterday. Of these, one was recorded in North Sumatra region in Indonesia while others have been recorded in and around the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

All earthquakes were recorded at a depth of 10-60 kms. This is also the region which witnessed massive quake in 2004 that resulted in tsunami killing thousands across India, Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.