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Thursday 13 January 2005

Two aftershocks in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

More than a fortnight after the killer tsunami, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were today jolted by two aftershocks of moderate intensity, the Met Department here said.

A tremor, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, was felt at 0015 hours and it was epicentred off the East of the Great Nicobar Islands, a department release said.

Another quake, also measuring 5.1 in intensity, was recorded at 1100 hours. Its epicentre lay off the West Coast of South Andaman.

Source: The Hindu

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