Tremor in Bay of Bengal

Port Blair
12 Feb 2019

A moderate intensity tremor measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday. The tremor, which occurred at around 7 am, was epicentered at 14.5 degrees North Latitude and 85.7 degrees East Longitude at depth of about 10 kms.
The A & N Islands were badly hit by the 2004 Asian tsunami, which was triggered by an earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra that sent giant waves crashing into countries around the Indian Ocean. The Andaman Sea witnesses frequent quakes caused by the meeting of the Indian plate with the Burmese microplate along an area known as the Andaman trench.