An Earthquake rocks the Andaman Islands, India Region

October 4th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

There was an earthquake at the Andaman Islands, India Region with the magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake occurred on Friday, October 03, 2008 at 21:20:26 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time ) and Saturday, October 04, 2008 at 03:20:26 AM at epicenter of the local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 150 km (95 miles) SW of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India, 355 km (220 miles) NNW of Misha, Nicobar Islands, India,1005 km (630 miles) WSW of BANGKOK, Thailand, 2490 km (1540 miles) SE of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India.

Previously on Aug 10 2008 , there were two moderate earthquakes have hit India‘s Andaman Islands, but no serious damage or injuries.

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