Andaman & Nicobar islands hit by 9 quakes in a span of 2 hours

New Delhi: In a span of two hours, nine medium intensity earthquakes, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands yesterday.

The magnitude of the quakes ranged from 4.7 to 5.2, said a report of National Centre for Seismology. The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 AM, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later. The last jolt was recorded at 6.54 AM with a magnitude of 5.2, it said.

It is not unusual for Andaman and the Nicobar to have more than two-three quakes a day as it is a archipelago.

NT Bureau