Eight earthquakes in 8 hours send shivers down Andaman and Nicobar islands

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New Delhi: Six middle power earthquakes jolted a Andaman and Nicobar islands in a camber of 4 hours on Sunday, with any measuring around 5 or some-more on a Richter Scale, though there was no tsunami alert.

Another trembler not distant from a archipelago strike North Sumatra island in Indonesia, measuring 5.7 on a Richter Scale during 3:04 pm and during a abyss of 10 km.

Port Blair in a Andamans. AFP Port Blair in a Andamans. AFP

Port Blair in a Andamans. AFP

According to a Seismology Division of a Ministry of Earth Sciences, a initial trembler occurred during 4:12 pm measuring 5.2, followed by another trembler 11 mins after measuring 5.0.

The third trembler struck during 5:24 pm again measuring 5.0 after that during 6:54 pm, a upheaval measuring 5.2 strike a islands.

At around 8:04 pm, another jar of 5.2 was available followed by a amiable shock of 4.9 that strike a islands during 8:17 pm.

About dual hours later, an trembler measuring 6 strike a islands during 10:17 PM while another one measuring 5.6 struck mins after during 10:29 PM.

All earthquakes were available during a abyss of 35-60 kms.

The area around a Andaman and Nicobar islands and a Indonesian archipelago is famous to be a high seismic section and mostly annals tremors.