Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Andaman : No Tsunami Alert yet

June 27th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by admin  

Andaman QuakeMagnitude 6.7 Earthquake has struck the Andaman Island region just 115 km South West from Port Blair at Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:40:16 UTC (5:10 IST).

The earth quake struck at a depth of 35 KM quite similar to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake which was measured to be at 30 KM. So far there have been no reports of any tsunami warnings. Based on earthquake information alone, it is likely that a tsunami was generated.

This epicenter of the earthquake is just 115 km SW of Port Blair, 370 km NNW of Misha, Nicobar Islands, 975 km (610 miles) WSW of BANGKOK, 2475 km (1540 miles) SE of NEW DELHI.

The Andaman Islands are a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal, and are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India. Port Blair is the chief community on the islands, and the administrative centre of the Union Territory. The Andaman Islands form a single administrative district within the Union Territory, the Andaman district (the Nicobar district was separated and established as a new district in 1974). The population of the Andamans was 314,084 in 2001.

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