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Friday, 28 January, 2005

'Unusual quake pattern observed in A & N Islands'

Experts today said that there was "unusual earthquake pattern" in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with more than 120 tremblors recorded in the last one month releasing a large amount of seismic energy.

This kind of unusual release of large energy is considered as "unusual events" and "is unheard of in the history of seismology," the seismologists from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and the Earth Sciences Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here, told PTI.

The Seismology Department of BARC and the Earth Sciences Department of IIT have recorded over 120 such unusual events in the islands following the December 26 major earthquake that measured 8.9 on the Richter scale in Sumatra Island in Indonesia triggering tsunamis that wrecked havoc in South and South-East Asia.

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