Aftershocks rattle Andaman and Nicobar, Indonesia
New Delhi, Dec 30. (PTI):The disaster-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Indonesia were jolted by a series of moderate intensity aftershocks today, Indian Meteorological Department said here.
Four earthquakes measuring over five on Richter Scale jolted the region in the wee hours of the day. However no casualty or damage was reported due to them.
A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 5.2, hit near east coast of Little Nicobar at around 0426 hrs IST with the epicentre at 7.4 degree north latitude and 93.9 degree east longitude.
It was followed by a similar quake with its epicentre northwest of Great Nicobar at 0444 hrs IST.
Another quake jolted northern Sumatra with its epicentre at 5.9 degree north latitude and 94.6 degree east longitude, measuring 5.8, at around 0243 hours. Simeulue Indonesia was also rattled by a quake measuring 5.5 on richter scale at 0634 hrs IST. The epicentre was at 2.3 degree North latitude and 96.2 degree East longitude.
Over sixty aftershocks, including nine yesterday, have rocked the region since the devastating earthquake off Indonesia coast on Sunday set off killer Tsunami waves which unleashed one of the worst natural disasters claiming thousands of lives in South and South East Asia.
Source: The Hindu