Quake Of Magnitude 4.5 Hits India’s Nicobar Islands


Port Blair: An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 struck India’s Nicobar islands region on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed. The quake struck the region at 2:04 am on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. No casualties or loss of property has been reported so far.

On May 18, a strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Reports inform that the quake was at a depth of 6.2 miles about 68 miles southeast of Misha, Nicobar Islands, in the Indian Ocean, the agency reported.

The Andaman and Nicobar, made up of more than 500 mostly uninhabited islands, is prone to earthquakes. In April, a total of nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. All the quakes hit the region in a span of two hours, according to the National Centre for Seismology.