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Saturday 1 January 2005

More aftershocks in Andaman & Nicobar, off Sumatra coast

New Delhi, Jan. 1.(PTI): The Andaman and Nicobar region continued to be rattled by moderate intensity earthquakes even as another temblor was recorded this morning off the West Coast of Sumatra.

Two earthquakes of moderate intensity occurred near Car Nicobar in Andaman and Nicobar islands since late last night, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said here.

The quakes, measuring 5.2 and 5.0 on the Richter Scale, shook the region at 2332 hours last night and at 0340 hours early today.

While the epicentre of the first quake was at 8.1 degrees North Latitude and 92.0 Degrees East Longitude, the other was epicentred at 9.28 degrees North and 92.87 degrees East, it said.

Meanwhile, at 0726 hours IST today, a 5.2 intensity quake occurred off the West Coast of Sumatra, the Met Department said.

The temblor was epicentered at 4.3 degrees North Latitude and 94.6 degrees East Longitude.

Source: The Hindu

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