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Our Indian archipelago Andaman & Nicobar were hit by a moderate earthquake of 5.9 Richter scale on Tuesday morning but, luckily no loss to human life or any property is reported till now. This quake was not so strong to trigger any Tsunami warning.

National Centre of Seismology, a unit of ministry of Earth Sciences, informed that
epicenter was located in Nicobar region at a depth of 10 Kms. While the exact details regarding the position of earthquake as given by IMD i.e India Meteorological Department is that quake occured at a point 6.4 degrees north latitude and 92.2 degrees east longitude in Nicobar Islands and an official from IMD further said that, “The earthquake was experienced at 8:21 am”.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake stuck 231 km southwest of Mohean in the Nicobar islands. The reason that this earthquake didn’t trigger Tsunami warning is that it was of 5.9 Richter scale and considered moderate quake.

These Indian archipelagos located in Bay of Bengal, known for their white sand beaches
and mangroves also, for their palm-lined trees didn’t report any casualties or loss to human life and property.

There are about roughly islands which are together called Andaman & Nicobar islands and some of the most visited sights on island are Ross Island, Viper Island, Elephant Beach, Radhanagar Beach.

Earlier on Tuesday, an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale hit Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua region at dawn.