5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Andaman Islands: No casualty Reported

AN earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Andaman Islands on Friday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement. No loss of property or casualty is yet to be confirmed. The quake occurred at 4.19 pm and lasted 27 seconds .The epicentre of the quake was in Andaman Islands at a depth of 10 km.  According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occurred 165 kilometres south west of Port Blair, the administrative headquarters of the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This was the third earthquake which hit the archipelago since July. On 5 July, an earthquake of 5.2 magnitudes had hit Andaman Islands region around 2:05 am. On 4 July, the region was struck by a quake of 4.5 magnitudes. A minor one was experienced in Rajasthan the same day  . There was no immediate report of any damage.  National Centre for Seismology says  a  quake hit Rajasthan, measuring 3.7 on Richter scale. It was epicentred in Jhunjhnu and occurred at 3:25 AM.

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