PORT BLAIR: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismically energetic Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday, the Nationwide Centre for Seismology (NCS) mentioned.
There was no report of lack of life or injury to property.

The earthquake hit the region at 8.43 am and its epicentre was Nicobar Islands area, the NCS, an institute underneath the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) monitoring seismological actions, mentioned.

No tsunami alert was issued as sea ranges across the Andaman Nicobar archipelago confirmed no main rise, mentioned SPS Shenoi, Director, Indian Nationwide Centre for Ocean Data Companies (INCOIS).

The INCOIS is an institute underneath the MoES and it has a community buoys and different equipment to test rise within the sea degree in case of a tsunami. It alerts not solely the Indian authorities, but additionally its neighbours in case of a tsunami.

Earthquake of magnitude 6 is taken into account to be robust, mentioned NCS Director Vineet Kumar Gahalaut.

All the Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie in Zone V. Your complete island chain can be liable to tsunamis each from massive native quakes and in addition from huge distant shocks


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