Tremor hits Andaman

Port Blair
24 Apr 2018

A mild intensity earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale rocked the Andaman region at around 11.30 pm on Monday. The tremor was epicentered at 13.2 degrees North Latitude and 92.4 degrees East Longitude at depth of about 45 kms off the Port Blair coast. However, no damage to property or life has been reported, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.
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