An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on the Ritcher Scale hit the seismically active Nicobar Islands on early Saturday morning. There was no report of loss of life or damage to property.
The earthquake hit the region at 4:44 am, reports ANI.
Reports suggest that the epicentre of the quake, at a depth of around 10 km, was located at 7.3 degrees north latitude and 94.4 degrees east longitude.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck Nicobar Islands region at 4:44 am today.â€” ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2019
Earlier in March, a medium intensity earthquake shook the islands. The quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale had hit the island region on March 23 at around 5.04 pm. The epicentre of the quake, at a depth of around 60 km, was located at latitude 14.0 degrees North and longitude 93.1 degrees East.
All of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie in Zone V. The entire island chain is also prone to tsunamis both from large local quakes and also from massive distant shocks.