An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale rocked the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Saturday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.
The earthquake struck the islands at 12:53 am on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69 kms.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:5.8, Occurred on 29-07-2023, 00:53:47 IST, Lat: 10.75 & Long: 93.47, Depth: 69 Km, Location: Andaman Islands,” read a post on the official Twitter handle of National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
This is the second earthquake in the region as earlier, on July 9, an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hit the Southeast of Campbell Bay in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The earthquake originated at a depth of 70 kms.