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Earthquake with magnitude of 6 jolts Nicobar Islands region

PTI Port Blair | Updated on January 17, 2019 Published on January 17, 2019

There was no tsunami alert issued as sea levels around the Andaman Nicobar archipelago showed no major rise, said SPS Shenoi, Director INCOIS.   -  Website/IMD

The earthquake hit the region at 8.43 am

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Thursday, National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

There was no tsunami alert issued as sea levels around the Andaman Nicobar archipelago showed no major rise, said SPS Shenoi, Director INCOIS.

The earthquake hit the region at 8.43 am and its epicentre was Nicobar Islands region.

There were no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to property, officials said.

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Published on January 17, 2019
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