5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair, May 22: An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale rattled Andaman Islands region on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The quake struck at around 6:09 am and was situated at a depth of 10 kilometres.

This comes a day after an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook Nicobar Islands region in the wee hours of Tuesday. The quake struck at around 2:04 am and was situated at a depth of 10 kilometres. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is prone to frequent earthquakes.

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