Earthquake in Nicobar Islands: An earthquake measuring 5.0 magnitude hit the Nicobar Islands region around 9.55 pm on Saturday. Earthquake tremors were also felt in Barkot town of Uttarkashi around 9:26 pm on Saturday. There has been no reports of any causalities so far.
On Saturday morning, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were hit by an earthquake. The earthquake measuring 4.7 magnitude reportedly hit the Nicobar Islands regions. According to news agency ANI, the earthquake hit the Nicobar Islands region at 4:44 am.
Nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday morning, all in a span of two hours, according to the 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.
The Andaman and the Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes. It is also not unusual for the islands to witness more than two-three quakes a day.
On March 23, a medium intensity earthquake had hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The quake measured 5.1 on the Richter Scale. On February 13, an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale had hit the Andaman Islands region. The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes and it is not unusual for the residents of the Island.
Frank Hoogerbeets, who runs earthquake forecasting website Ditrianum, has once again predicted that a massive earthquake measuring somewhere around 6 to 7 in the Richter scale could take place soon. In a recent post, Hoogerbeets said that a rare planetary alignment which will begin on March 15 is the reason behind an increase in seismic activities in the coming days.
It may be noted that experts have previously dismissed Hoogerbeets’ claims, saying that there is no way earthquakes can be predicted.