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Thursday 30 December 2004

Aftershocks rattle Andamans, Indonesia

The disaster-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Indonesia were jolted by a series of moderate intensity aftershocks today, Indian Meteorological Department said.

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. 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 2.43 am (IST).

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 the killer Tsunami waves. (PTI)

Source : NDTV
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