5.5-magnitude earthquake hits off North Andaman island; no threat of tsunami

PTI New Delhi | Updated on July 29, 2014

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit off the coast of North Andaman island today but the Meteorological Department said there was no threat of a tsunami.

The earthquake struck at 12.37 p.m. at a depth of 35 km off the coast of North Andaman island, Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), L S Rathore, said, adding it was of moderate intensity.

He said there was no threat of tsunami.

The Indian Ocean and the Andaman Sea is prone to earthquakes and often records tremors.

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Published on July 29, 2014
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