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Earthquake of Magnitude 5.2 Hits Andaman Islands

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck Andaman Islands around 2.30 am on Thursday.


Updated:September 15, 2016, 9:32 AM IST
Earthquake of Magnitude 5.2 Hits Andaman Islands
A general view of the runway controlled by the Indian military is pictured at Port Blair airport in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, July 4, 2015. The arrival of the warships at Port Blair earlier this month symbolizes how an island chain better known for its beaches and diving is quietly becoming a key plank in New Delhi's strategy to counter China's growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean. Picture taken July 4, 2015/REUTERS

New Delhi: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck Andaman Islands around 2.30 am on Thursday causing mild tremors in and around the archipelagos.

According to India Meteorological Department, "Earthquake of Magnitude: 5.2, Occurred on: 15-09-2016, 08:00:45 IST, Lat: 10.1 N & Long: 91.6 E, Depth: 10 Km, Region: Andaman Islands."

Police sources said, there were no reports of serious injuries or damage.

Local fishermen were asked not to venture in to the sea.

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| Edited by: Sujit Nath
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