Earthquake in Andaman Islands: Quake of Magnitude 5.0 Hits Southern Union Territory, No Loss of Life
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Andaman, April 8: An earthquake of a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter Scale hit the southern Union Territory Andaman Islands. According to reports, the tremors were felt at 7:24 am on Monday. Till now, no casualties and property damage have been reported. The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes. Earthquake in Manipur: 5.2 Magnitude Quake Hits Senapati District, No Loss of Life.

On April 1, Nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, all in a span of two hours, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). Maharashtra: Tremors Cause Panic in Palghar, 2-yr-old Dies After Falling.

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The first shock with a magnitude of 4.9 befell at 5.14 am succeeded by another jolt with a magnitude of 5.0 a couple of minutes later. The last jolt was recorded at 6.54 am with a magnitude of 5.2. It is also not surprising for the islands to witness more than two-three earthquakes a day.