Tremor hits Nicobar

Port Blair
14 Sep 2018

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit the Nicobar region on Friday. The tremor, which occurred at around 1.20 pm, was epicentered at 07.1 degrees North Latitude and 94.2 degrees East Longitude at depth of about 10 kms off the Nicobar coast. However, no damage to properties 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.