Nine Earthquakes Strike India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday morning.

The wave of earthquakes hit in a span of two hours, as per 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 few minutes later.

The last jolt was recorded was at 6.54 AM with a magnitude of 5.2. 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.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami warning was immediately issued.

The last high range earthquake of 7.5 magnitude occurred in 2009 killing none.

But the worst earthquake triggered in 2004, wreaked havoc. Huge tsunami waves killed over 227,898 people around South Asian nations.