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5.8-magnitude earthquake rocks Andaman and Nicobar islands

The medium intensity earthquake with epicentre in the islands at a depth of 10 kilometres occurred at 6.09 am

SNS | New Delhi |

A medium intensity earthquake hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Wednesday morning. The quake of 5.8 magnitude measured on the Richter Scale occurred at 6.09 am.

The earthquake had its epicentre in the Andaman islands at a depth of 10 kilometres, the National Centre for Seismology said.

According to USGS.gov, Myanmar (Burma) could also have been affected by the quake that had its epicentre 108 km from Mayabunder, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to quakes. An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale hit Nicobar Islands region in the early hours of Tuesday too.

On April 1, a total of 20 medium intensity earthquakes had struck the region.

(With agency inputs)